Foundations for Community Health Workers (J-B Public Health by Tim Berthold, Alma Avila, Jennifer Miller

By Tim Berthold, Alma Avila, Jennifer Miller

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It’s a sacrifice, because I have a young son and daughter, but I want to keep learning, and I want my family to be proud of me. There is so much more that I want to do in public health. chapter review 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Which communities or populations do CHWs most commonly work with? Which health issues do CHWs most commonly address in their work? Provide new examples of how CHWs may fulfill each of their seven core roles. Which of these core roles are you most comfortable fulfilling? Which do you know the least about?

Chronic diseases account for 70 percent of all deaths in the United States. 4 trillion medical care costs. ✪ Chronic diseases account for one-third of the years of potential life lost before age sixty-five. The prolonged illness and disability from chronic diseases such as diabetes and arthritis result in extended pain and suffering and decreased quality of life for millions of Americans. CHWs within the health care delivery team Many clinics and hospitals now employ CHWs as members of a care delivery team for patients with chronic diseases.

Department of Health and Human Services. Chronic Disease Prevention. Chronic Disease Overview. gov. City College of San Francisco. Health Education and Community Health Sciences Department. Community Health Worker Certificate Program. edu. Community Health Workers National Workforce Study. S. Department of Health and Human Services. Health Resources and Services Administration. gov. Community Health Works. A Partnership of San Francisco State University and City College of San Francisco. org/. National Community Health Advisor Study.

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