CHW integrated care and services
Wednesday, November 4, 2015: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
The Prevention Research Center (PRC) Network is a CDC-funded system of 26 academic research centers throughout the US with members who conduct prevention research and translate results into policy and public health practice. Select PRC centers share similar interests in chronic diseases (e.g., obesity, diabetes, hypertension) and implement preventive programming to combat these burdensome health issues for their target areas. This subgroup of centers have incorporated Community Health Workers (CHWs) into their preventive programming to serve varying roles and responsibilities in the provision of integrated health care and/or transitional care.
The objective of this proposed session will be to highlight the work from select PRC sites particularly with regard to their experiences incorporating the CHW role into programming for chronic risk populations. Statewide and local examples will be provided as well as an open dialogue comparing CHW roles in rural and urban settings.
Session participants will represent five PRC Centers who have conceptualized and implemented preventive programming for chronic populations in rural or urban settings. These centers include: PRC Centers from Arkansas, Arizona, New York, North Carolina, and West Virginia. The states not only represent active PRC Centers but are currently involved either in the CMS effort to develop and/or test state health care models. Each center will present information about their individual programs, define the CHW role, provide strengths and considerations for incorporating CHWs in preventive models, and program progress/results to date.
Session Objectives: Describe examples of preventive programming from the Prevention Research Center (PRC) Network for chronic disease patient populations throughout the US;
Explain how PRC sites have incorporated Community Health Workers (CHWs) into their state health plan and local programming; and
Demonstrate ways CHWs might impact the care and subsequent health outcomes for rural and urban populations.
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Organized by: Medical Care Section
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)