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"'I'm a Health Worker' - Abduaraman Gidi" made by IntraHealth International.

How can CHWs support seniors?

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CHWs have many roles and as the number of senior citizens increases in the United States so does the cost of care. See Carl Rush's latest article (link below) and comment on how you think CHWs can support seniors in your city/state, etc. http://www.asaging.org/blog/community-health-workers-moving-new-roles-more-seek-age-place#.VPE9iCMjGAc.linkedin

Strengthening the Healthy Start Workforce: A Mixed-Methods Study to Understand the Roles of Community Health Workers in Healthy Start and Inform the Development of a Standardized Training Program

The authors conducted a mixed-methods study to understand the roles of community health workers and design a standardized training curriculum. An organizational survey and discussion groups resulted in the development of a core set of competencies to incorporate into a Healthy Start community health workers training program. 

House Parties: An Innovative Model for Outreach and Community-Based Health Education

This paper describes the house party model. The house party model is a community-based workshop approach to health education facilitated by community health workers. Participants rated the experience highly and the ability to recognized causes or signs of preterm labor increased after participation. 

Integrating CHWs as Part of the Team Leading Diabetes Group Visits: A Randomized Controlled Feasibility Study

This randomized controlled study looked at the feasibility of incorporating community health workers into a team leading diabetes group visits. The authors concluded that integrating community health workers into diabetes group visit program is a feasible, effect intervention.

Sustainable Financing Models for Community Health Worker Services in Connecticut: Translating Science into Practice

The focus of this report is on the financial sustainability of Community Health Worker (CHW) programs in the state of Connecticut.  The goal of this research is to find a way in which Connecticut can develop an effective program that utilizes CHWs to improve patient health outcomes and achieve a level of positive financial return.  This report worked within the boundaries of Connecticut’s State Innovation Model (SIM), a federally funded grant to aid in transforming healthcare systems from state to state, in order to ensure a possible funding source for the resulting new programs.  The repor

CHW Resources

A Community Health Worker (CHW) is a public health worker that is committed to improving the quality and accessibility of healthcare and social services in a community. The CDC has compiled a webpage with resources collected from their projects across the organization related to CHWs. This page serves as an excellent resource for both CHW workers as well as people that work with CHWs.

 

 

Cracking the Nut Health 2016: The Role of Communities in Building Resilient Health Systems

The learning event, Cracking the Nut Health: The Role of Communities in Building Resilient Health Systems took place July 18-19, 2016 in Washington, D.C., which focused on the three core themes:

Improved Nutrition and Behavior Change on Native American Reservations

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Native American Reservations are some of the most poverty stricken areas of the United States. I know this network caters to a more international crowd but does anyone has materials, tools, studies, best practices, etc for nutrition education and behavior change training on Reservations?

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