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

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  • A complex set of social, political, historical, environmental, cultural and behavioral factors influence both the management of type 2 diabetes and the sustainability of diabetes self-care practices. No single set of interventions is capable of addressing all of these influences. Rather, multiple approaches that include education, social support, and community programs are needed. These...

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    Author(s): American Association of Diabetes Educators
  • As the US health care system strives to function efficiently, encourage preventive and primary care, improve quality, and overcome nonfinancial barriers to care, the potential exists for community health workers to further these goals. Community health workers can increase access to care and facilitate appropriate use of health resources by providing outreach and cultural linkages between...

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    Author(s): Anne Witmer, Sarena D. Seifer, Leonard Finocchio, Jodi Leslie, and Edward H. O'Neil
  • Community health workers (CHWs) play a vital and unique role in linking diverse and underserved populations to health and social service systems. Despite their effectiveness, as documented by empirical studies across various disciplines including public health, nursing, and biomedicine, the value and potential role of CHWs in the social work practice and research literature has been largely...

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    Author(s): Michael S. Spencer, Kathryn E. Gunter, and Gloria Palmisano
  • Adequate training and support are critical for community health workers (promotoras de salud in Spanish) to work effectively. Current literature on promotora training is limited by a focus on promotoras' knowledge and satisfaction immediately after training. The relevance of training to subsequent work performance and the need for ongoing training are rarely addressed. This paper describes the...

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    Author(s): Susan M. Swider, Molly Martin, Carmen Lynas, and Steven Rothschild
  • Community health workers (CHWs) are increasingly recognized as a critical link in improving access to services and achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals. Given the financial and human resources constraints in developing countries, CHWs are expected to do more without necessarily receiving the needed support to do their jobs well.This article presents policy-makers and...

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    Author(s): Wanda Jaskiewicz, Kate Tulenko
  • Increased utilization of community health workers (CHWs) in the U.S. is coupled with a growing interest in standardized training of, and formal credentialing requirements for, CHWs on the part of state legislatures and federal agencies. The purpose of this qualitative study is to provide a national overview of state policy and state involvement in more formal training and certification of CHWs...

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    Author(s): Southwest Rural Health Research Center

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