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Successful outreach in minority communities

Delmy Bonilla and Glinda Allen. New Hampshire Minority Health Coalition, 25 Lowell Street, 3rd Floor, Manchester, NH 03101, 603-627-7703, jeanie@nhhealthequity.org

Two experienced community health workers will present on what we have learned in reaching out to Latino and African-descendent communities. We will discuss the factors we have found that contribute to successful outreach including knowledge of the community, approaches which contribute to success, gaining community trust, and the administrative support that is needed for successful outreach. We will share our stories of successes and barriers. In addition, we will facilitate audience sharing of what they have learned about successful outreach and the barriers they have experienced. The presentation will focus on community health workers and community outreach workers. We welcome administrators and supervisors to attend to listen and learn.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learners will be able to state or discuss

    Keywords: Community Outreach, Education

    Presenting author's disclosure statement:
    I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

    In Our Own Voices 1: Community Health Workers Present Strategies and Successes

    The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA