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Session: CHWs as Integral Members of the Health Care Delivery Team
3205.0: Monday, November 06, 2006: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
CHWs as Integral Members of the Health Care Delivery Team
Community Health Workers (CHW) have very important roles in the ongoing operation of the Health Care Delivery Team. These roles vary significantly, depending on whether the role is developed as a part of an intervention or as a support system for patients. This session will explore various ways that the CHW have been utilized and the effects of their role in delivering a continuum of care as a part of a Health Care Delivery Team.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, the participants will be able to: 1. Assess different organizational environments that employ CHWs as a part of the Health Care Delivery team. 2. Articulate the roles and responsiblity of the CHW supporting diabetes self-management with Latino populations. 3. Recognize the benefits and challenges of the efforts of CHWs working in remote and rural locations.
12:30 PMIntroductory Remarks
12:40 PMCommunity health worker profiles: A study of employment trends in the Bay Area  [ Recorded presentation ]
Sahru Sahdiid Keiser, BA
12:55 PMUtilizing promotores as case-managers to improve health status and quality of life for isolated colonia residents in Hidalgo County, Texas  [ Recorded presentation ]
Aurelio Martinez, LBSW, Julie Ann St. John, MA, MPH, Michael Felix, James N. Burdine, DrPH, Monica L. Wendel, MA, MPH, Rebecca Wehrly
1:10 PMCommunity Health Workers in Chronic Disease Management: The Role of Promotores in Supporting Diabetes Self-Management with Latino Patients  [ Recorded presentation ]
Dawn Heffernan, RN, MS, Jeanette Rodriguez, Jon Liebman, MSN, MSPH
1:25 PMCommunity wellness advocates: Creating behavioral changes through health education in Alaska Native villages  [ Recorded presentation ]
Heather A. Davis, MPH, Sue Steward, CWA/CHP
1:40 PMDiscussion
1:55 PMConcluding Remarks
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Community Health Workers SPIG
Endorsed by:Community-Based Public Health Caucus; Maternal and Child Health; Public Health Education and Health Promotion
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 4-8, 2006) of APHA