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

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  • Today's ambulatory care providers face numerous challenges as they try to practice efficient, patient-centered medicine. This article explains how community health workers (CHWs) can be engaged to address many patient- and system-related barriers currently experienced in ambulatory care practices. Community health workers are frontline public health workers who serve as a trusted bridge...

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    Author(s): J Nell Brownstein, Gail R Hirsch, E Lee Rosenthal, Carl H Rush
  • Community Health Workers (CHWs) are gaining acceptance in the US health care system, but have been subject to challenges as to their “cost-effectiveness.” This situation is shifting, with a growing body of published evidence as to the effectiveness of CHWs, but much of the evidence of cost savings from employing CHWs is still unpublished. Return on investment analysis for CHWs must consider a...

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    Author(s): Rush, Carl
  • Community health workers (CHWs) have gained increased visibility in the United States. We discuss how to strengthen the role of CHWs to enable them to become collaborative leaders in dramatically changing health care from “sickness care” systems to ones that provide comprehensive care for individuals and families and support community and tribal wellness.

    We recommend drawing on the...

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    Author(s): Balcazar, Rosenthal, Brownstein, Rush, Matos, Hernandez
  • This three-phase study characterized, validated, and applied community capacity domains in a health communication project evaluation in Zambia. Phase I explored community capacity domains from community members’ perspectives (16 focus groups, 14 in-depth interviews, 4 sites. These were validated in Phase II with 720 randomly selected adults. The validated domains were incorporated into a...

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    Author(s): Carol Underwood, Marc Boulay, Gail Snetro-Plewman, Mubiana Macwan'gi, Janani Vijayaraghavan, Mebelo Namfukwe, David Marsh
  • For decades, family planning programs and other public health programs have utilized community health workers (CHWs) as a way to reach and serve disadvantaged populations, often immigrants leery of governmentsponsored programs. CHWs—who are generally lay members of the same communities these programs are seeking to serve—provide a variety of functions, including outreach, counseling and...

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    Author(s): Rachel Benson Gold
  • Poor knowledge among health care providers (including health workers and citizens) leads to poor health outcomes. This article discusses current linear research-to-practice paradigms and argues that these approaches are not meeting the needs of health care providers in low- and middle-income countries. It suggests a broader, needs-led approach. This approach must look beyond perceived needs...

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    Author(s): Neil Pakenham-Walsh
  • Health care workers in developing countries continue to lack access to basic, practical information to enable them to deliver safe, effective care. This paper provides the first phase of a broader literature review of the information and learning needs of health care providers in developing countries.The studies suggest a gross lack of knowledge about the basics on how to diagnose and manage...

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    Author(s): Neil Pakenham-Walsh and Frederick Bukachi

    The  Community Health Workers in Massachusetts: Improving Health Care and Public Health Report (2009) identifies four areas in which Departments of Public Health and partner organizations can develop a sustainable CHW program: infrastructure, professional identity, workforce development, and financing. The report includes recommendations in each area and a fact sheet that summarizes...

    Reads: 1,090
    Author(s): National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  • This document provides guidance and resources for implementing recommendations to integrate community health workers (CHWs) into community-based efforts to prevent chronic disease. After providing general information on CHWs in the United States, it sets forth evidence demonstrating the value and impact of CHWs in preventing and managing a variety of chronic diseases, including heart disease...

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    Author(s): Nattional Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Community health workers (CHWs) can play a critical role in promoting healthy living by educating community members about heart disease and stroke prevention and by helping people understand the importance of health care self-management, especially in underserved communities throughout the United States.
    The Community Health Worker’s Sourcebook: A Training Manual for Preventing Heart...

    Reads: 1,416
    Author(s): National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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