2052.0 New and Emerging Roles for Community Health Workers

Sunday, October 26, 2008: 4:30 PM
Participants will have the opportunity to discuss with each presenter how CHW are being utilized within their organization. They can learn about their role, funding, the benefits CHW bring. Develop a strategy to employing a CHW within your own organization.
Session Objectives: 1. Discover 10 different programs who use CHWs. 2. Learn about the effectiveness these CHWs have for the programs and the communities they serve. 3. Develop a role for a community health worker within your organization by learning about other programs that employ them.
Anne Willaert, BS, MS,LSW

Board 3
Mariposa Casas Program: Promotora led home based asthma management for US Mexico border families living with Asthma
Ana Celia Hernandez Martinez, MD,MPH, CHES, Conchita Somoza, Promotora and Samantha Sabo, MPH
Board 4
Agents of change: Including compaņeras in caring for the immigrant pregnant women
Rose Mary J. Albujar, PA-C, Alexandra Danino, Lead Companera and Carmen Rios-Ramirez, SSW
Board 5
New directions: Navigating health information literacy training
Linda S. Levy, MLS, AHIP and Keith W. Cogdill, PhD, AHIP
Board 6
Considerations of Employing Ex-Offenders to Prevent Violence
Elena Quintana, PhD, Jalon Arthur, Tim Metzger, MUPP, Tio Hardiman, MA and Gary Slutkin, MD
Board 7
A Longitudinal Analysis of Highest Risk Youth to Prevent Involvement in Violence
Crystal Geris, MPH, Tim Metzger, MUPP, Elena Quintana, PhD and Gary Slutkin, MD
Board 8
Board 9
Role of Community Health Workers in the delivery of the hepatitis B vaccine in Vietnam
Lynn Huynh, BA, MBA, MPH, Hitoshi Murakami, MD, MPH, PhD and David Hipgrave, MBBS, PhD, FRACP
Board 10

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, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Women's Caucus