Online Program

Impacting Health through Community Health Workers: Success Stories

Monday, November 4, 2013: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
The purpose of this session is to define the role of community health workers and the impact associated with interventions and service delivery.
Session Objectives: Discuss the community health worker role in outreach, research and other defined community-academic initiatives. Describe the implementation of community health worker interventions designed to improve diabetic control and management. Describe the relationship between lay-delivery of community-based strength training programs and program sustainability.

Improving self-management skills and hemoglobin A1C through a community health worker intervention   
Jessica Solares, MPH, MCHES and Maria Guadalupe Lara, MD, MPH, MHA
A randomized control-trial community health worker intervention to improve diabetes management in the New York City Bangladeshi community   
Lindsey Riley, MPH, Gulnahar Alam, MD Taher, MPH, Mamnunul Haq, Laura Wyatt, MPH, Darius Tandon, PhD, Michael Tanner, MD, Purnima Naik, MD, Shahnaz Yousuf, Runi Mukherji-Ratnam, PhD, Mariano Rey, MD, Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH and Nadia Islam, PhD
Community health worker interventions as a way to increase physical activity among three distinct Asian American subgroups in New York City   
Laura Wyatt, MPH, Nadia Islam, PhD, Simona Kwon, DrPH, MPH, Rhodora Ursua, MPH, Lindsey Riley, MPH, Jennifer Zanowiak, MA, Mariano Rey, MD and Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Community-Based Public Health Caucus, Community Health Workers, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)