4258.0 Research, Policy and Politics, Important to Community Health Workers

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 2:30 PM
In this oral session you will learn about how CHWs are effectively changing policy in their states. You will learn skills in which to develop a policy plan within your own state to support CHWs. You will also learn about research studies done using CHWs and the value they bring to the research team. Lastly, a new curriculum has been developed to help train and prepare CHWs for being involved and being advocates for the communities during CBPR.
Session Objectives: 1. Develop a plan to promote the role of the CHW with your state policy makers. 2. Laern about a new curriculum which was developed for training CHWs involved in CBPRs. 3. Develop a research study which involves CHW as being an integral part of the team.

2:30 PM
Development and Testing of a Research Ethics Curriculum for Community Health Workers
Camille Nebeker, Gayle Simon, MPH, Ana Talavera, MPH and Karen Jacqueline Coleman, PhD
3:10 PM
Costs of Caring: Community Health Workers/Promotores at the HEART of a Community-Based Randomized Trial
Sergio Pena, PhD, Griselda Martinez, H. Shelton Brown, PhD, Hendrik De Heer, MS, Estelle Dutra Prado, MS, Hector Balcazar, MS, PhD, Flor A. Puentes, MPH, Melchor Ortiz, PhD, Victor Cardenas, MD, PhD, Leslie Schulz, PhD and E. Lee Rosenthal, PhD
3:30 PM
Not Without Community Health Workers You Don't
Cindy M. Marti, MPH and Lisa Renee Holderby, LSWA

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, Ethics SPIG, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus