A holistic training approach to addressing environmental stressors on reproductive health: Lessons learned from the community health worker corps of the transdisciplinary research consortium for gulf resilience on women's health
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Advocacy for health and health education
Environmental health sciences
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related research
Describe the development and implementation of the Transdisciplinary Research Consortium for Gulf Resilience on Women’s Health core-competency based CHW training approach. Discuss the CHW role in outreach, research and other defined community-academic initiatives. Demonstrate how the holistic training approach provided CHWs with a more contextualized view of Gulf Coast client needs.
Keyword(s): Community-Based Public Health, Reproductive Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have focused my career on improving the well-being of high risk populations, such as the underserved, ethnic minorities, and for the past 5 years, disaster prone communities. Specifically my interests are on the psychosocial aspects of disease, exploring cumulative stressors and the role of race and ethnicity on health outcomes. I have worked both domestically and internationally with vulnerable communities, implementing interventions to augment healthcare systems with holistic, homegrown, community-informed, and culturally tailored programs.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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