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Thoughts, history and reflections about the emerging work force of community health workers

Thoughts, history and reflections about the emerging work force of community health workers

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    • WELCOME EVERYONE
      • WESTERN REGIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR
      • HUMAN SERVICES PROFESSIONALS
      • HOUSTON, TEXAS
      • MARCH 25-27, 2010
      • PRESENTER:
      • ELIZABETH KELLY, Ph.D., RN., CNS-CH
      • TDSHS CHW Certified Instructor
    • COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER The who, why, what, where, when and therefore
    • DISCUSSION TOPICS
      • HISTORY OF CHWS
      • TODAYS NEED
      • DEFINITION, ROLES, SCOPE OF PRACTICE AND CHARACTERISTICS
      • MODELS OF CARE
      • EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
      • EVALUATION OF LEARNING AND WORK
      • STUDENT OUTCOMES
    • HISTORY OF CHWs
      • Rooted in a community’s self-preservation and self reliance
      • Clara Barton
      • Jane Addams
      • 1960’s
      • 1970-1980
      • 1990’s
      • 2000-2010
    • NEED FOR CHW ROLES
      • Changing health care scene (NFME, 2006)
      • “to focus more on consumer needs and interests,”
      • “more often located in home or community,”
      • “more cultural sensitivity and awareness”
    • CHW DEFINITION
      • “member of a community who shares ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status and life experiences with other community members.”
    • ROLES FOR CHWs
      • Cultural mediation between community and agencies/health systems
      • Informal counseling/social support
      • Advocacy
      • Information and referrals
      • Produce classes/materials
      • Direct contact
    • SCOPE OF PRACTICE
      • CULTURAL MEDIATION BETWEEN COMMUNITY AND HEALTH/SOCIAL AGENCIES
      • INFORMATION, COUNSELING/SOCIAL SUPPORT
      • SHOW CULTURAL SENSITIVITY THROUGH EDUCATION AND MATERIALS
      • ADVOCACY
      • INFORMATION AND REFERRALS
    • CHARACTERISTICS FOR CHWS
      • EMPHATIC
      • DEPENDABLE, RESPONSIBLE
      • OPEN
      • FLEXIBLE AND ADAPTABLE
      • PATIENT
      • MOTIVATED AND CAPABLE OF SELF-DIRECTED WORK
    • MODELS OF CARE
      • MEMBER OF CARE DELIVERY TEAM
      • NAVIGATOR
      • SCREENING AND HEALTH EDUCATION PROVIDER
      • OUTREACH-ENROLLING-INFORMING AGENT
      • ORGANIZER
    • EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION
      • WHAT SETTING?
      • EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CHWs
      • CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
      • TEACHING/LEARNING STRATEGIES
      • SERVICE LEARNING INTERNSHIP/APPRENTINCESHIP
      • CEUs
    • CREDENTIALING
      • Through legislation by the states or at the national level
      • Texas
      • Ohio
      • Indiana
      • Alaska
      • Minnesota
      • Massachusetts
    • EVALUATION OF THE CHW ROLE
      • Strategies
      • Standards
      • Ethics
    • OUTCOMES
      • EMPLOYMENT
      • EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION
      • INCREASED HEALTH LITERACY LEVELS
      • IMPROVED HEALTH STANDARDS
    • DISCUSSION
      • History of CHWs
      • Needed for today
      • Definition, Roles, Scope of Practice and Characteristics
      • Models of Care
      • Education and Certification
      • Evaluation of Learning and Work
      • Student Outcomes
    • DISCUSSION CONTINUED VIA
      • COMMUNITYHEALTHWORKER.
      • BLOGSPOT.COM
      • TWITTER.COM
    • YOUR THOUGHTS