4172.0 Community Health Workers: Agents of Change

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 12:30 PM
During this roundtable you will have the opportunity to hear and ask questions to 10 different models, each focused around the role of the Community Health Worker and the difference they make for organizations, communities and families.
Session Objectives: 1. Discover the role of a CHW and the difference they can make. 2. Learn about 10 innovative models in which CHWs foster leadership, motivate individuals to take charge of their health. 3. Learn how CHWs mobilize communities.
Susan Mayfield-Johnson, PhD,MPH,CHES

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Voices combine: Women use advocacy to improve the health of their communities
Melissa C. Lovell, MPH, Stacey C. Cunningham, MS and Jeanette Magnus, MD, PhD
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Moving toward Barrios Saludables:Lessons Learned from Promotora Interventions in Latino Neighborhoods
Aurelia M. Moore, RN, Nancy Newton, MPH, Sonia Mora, MPH and Gianina Hasbun, MA
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Promotoras role in community mobilization and awareness of immigration and human rights for farmworkers and their families at the US-Mexico border
Floribella Redondo, Georgina Garcia, Lorena Madrigal, Kathryn Rodriguez, Deborah Jean McClelland, MLS, Cecilia Rosales, MD, MS, Maia Ingram, MPH, Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith, JD, MA, Jill Guernsey De Zapien, Anna O'Leary, PhD and Scott Carvajal, PhD,MPH

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Organized by: Community Health Workers SPIG
Endorsed by: Community-Based Public Health Caucus, Latino Caucus, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus