Community Health Worker Presentation

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

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Community Health Worker Presentation

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

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