Innovative approaches to implementing a community health worker-led curriculum: An evaluation of the national heart, lung, and blood institute's community health worker health disparities initiative
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health or related research
Describe lessons learned and innovative approaches used to successfully implement and adapt NHLBI’s heart health curricula in communities most at risk for cardiovascular disease. Evaluate the impact that various Champion-specific training and support strategies implemented has had on community health worker knowledge, attitude, and confidence by training and support strategies provided to CHWs. Evaluate the impact that various Champion-specific community education adaptations has had on community member knowledge, behavior, and confidence after undergoing a community health worker-led educational session. Discuss the practical implications of these findings for organizations working with CHWs in their health intervention work.
Keyword(s): Community Health Promoters, Health Disparities
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a Senior Associate in the area of Health Equity and Health Disparities at Altarum Institute. I have worked extensively on the implementation of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's (NHLBI) Community Health Worker (CHW) Health Disparities Initiative.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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