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MHP Salud

MHP Salud

  • Great CHW Resources
  • Community Health Worker Program Evaluation Toolkit
  • ROI Toolkit for Community Health Worker Programs (69 pages)

If you feel you need additional guidance to calculate your ROI, or if you have other questions you would like answered, do not hesitate to reach out to MHP Salud at info@mhpsalud.org or 800-461-8394. We offer free training and technical assistance to Federally-Qualified Health Centers through funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration.

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California Public Health Data   https://health.data.ca.gov/about

Portrait of California (2014-2015)

MARIN

Portrait of Marin County (2012)

SONOMA COUNTY

Portrait of Sonoma County (2014)

Petaluma Community Health Center Resource Guide

NATIONAL RESOURCES

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) 2015;   2231 Crystal Drive, Ste 450, Arlington, VA 202-371-9090 www.astho.org

ASTHO Community Health Worker Resources  ( Multiple)

Community Preventive Services Task Force ( 1pg, CVD, Interventions Engaging CHW)

Boston Public Health Commission– Community Health Education Center The BPH CHEC page mostly contains information about different trainings and workshops they offer in the CHW field, including a comprehensive outreach education certificate program.  http://www.bphc.org/whatwedo/outreach-education-training/chec-community-health-education-center/Pages/CHEC-Community-Health-Education-Center.aspx

CDC:  Community Health Worker’s Sourcebook ( 443 pg;  A Training Manual for Preventing Heart Disease and Stroke)

CDC : A Summary of State Community Health Worker Laws  This fact sheet summarizes state led policy development aimed at sustaining CHW programs and supporting the workforce.  Policies fall into the categories of infrastructure, workforce development, professional identity and financing (Dec, 2012). http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/pubs/docs/CHW_State_Laws.pdf

CHW-National Educational Collaborative (University of Arizona) http://www.chw-nec.org/about.cfm  The CHW-NEC initiative focused on the development of a “core competency-based basic entry-level of education” for workers in community health.  The project did not attempt to define a standardized curriculum or to make recommendations for certification or other forms of credentialing for CHWs but instead focused on best-practices for initial preparation, education and deployment of CHWs along with addressing continuing-education needs. 

Addressing Chronic Disease through Community Health Workers:  A POLICY AND SYSTEMS-LEVEL APPROACH – A POLICY BRIEF ON COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS           US CDC developed this compendium to provide an overview on the CHW model, the research base findings related to studies of CHWs effectiveness, extensive listing of curriculums, tool kits, training resources, policy development strategies, etc.  The resource guide has a focus on chronic disease prevention/management and cancer prevention but many of the capacity –building resources are not as narrowly focused but intended for states and stakeholders interested in policy and systems-level change.http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/docs/chw_brief.pdf

Center for Rural Health: CRH is affiliated with the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Science. This site contains a page with many publications, reports and briefs in the public health field with a special focus on American Indian populations. Within this research section is a 2012 Report of Community Health Workers completed by the CRH. http://ruralhealth.und.edu/pdf/report_community_health_worker_programs.pdf

CHW Central Is a virtual meeting place and resource center for both the domestic and international public health community to access resources on CHWs, ask questions, look for events, and/or be part of a large virtual network of CHWs allies/researchers/planners, etc..  It has more of an international bend to it, but still has relevant resources.   http://www.chwcentral.org/

(HRSA) Health Resources and Services Administration   The National Center for Health Workforce Analysis within the HRSA website lists many Health Workforce Studies by discipline including a 2007 CHW National Workforce Study in which they surveyed employers and CHWs from all 50 states. This report focuses on areas like the chronology of CHW workforce development, statistics regarding the size and scope of the workforce, roles and responsibilities, education and training, recruitment and funding, and national trends.  http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/healthworkforce/reports/chwstudy2007.pdf

MAINE CHW Evidence Review and Resources  http://www.mechw.org/resources.php

Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers This contains information regarding both the policy initiatives regarding CHWs in MA as well as workforce development resources, including training courses, job postings, core values, code of ethics, and links to state and nation publications. Of particular interest was a 2007 report on core competencies by the Community Health Worker Initiative of Boston. http://www.machw.org

http://www.machw.org/documents/CHWInitiative10CHWCoreCompetencies10.17.07.pdf 

MACHW Resources: CHW Publications http://www.machw.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15&Itemid=121

Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance  Site contains general information about the CHW field including pages on definitions, roles, worksites, requirements, and profiles from Minnesota. Another portion of the website is devoted to informing providers, public health agencies, policy makers, individuals, and insurers about the work of CHWs, including evidence for improved patient outcomes and cost-effectiveness. Finally the site contains guides for funding and implementing CHW programs and pages about the certification and training programs offered in Minnesota for CHWs.  http://www.mnchwalliance.org

 New York State Health Foundation The resources and reports section of the website contains a page for the New York State Community Health Worker Initiative. On this page one can find two reports regarding issues around standardizing and financing the CHW field and well as recommendations for credentialing, training, roles, and responsibilities.  http://nyshealthfoundation.org/resources-and-reports/resource/the-new-york-state-community-health-worker-initiative

New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council  This site contains a CHW-specific page with the final report “Community Health Workers: A Review of Program Evolution, Evidence on Effectiveness and Value, and Status of Workforce Development in New England” from the Institute for Clinical Economic Review (ICER) released in 2013. It also contains three action guides with recommendations for insurers, employers, and the CHW workforce.  http://cepac.icer-review.org/?page_id=1066

Promoting Policy and Systems Change to Expand Employment of Community Health Workers (CHWs) e-learning course  US CDC developed this 6-session curriculum to develop knowledge base of state programs and other stakeholders on key learnings to expand the integration of CHWs into HC/PH employment by educating decision-makes/funders in key understandings- roles, current status of the occupation, credentialing,  policy development and sustainable funding. http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/pubs/chw_elearning.htm

Rural Assistance Center  RAC has developed a CHW toolkit designed to help readers assess opportunities for developing CHW programs and also provide resources and best practices from already established programs around the country. Modules include information regarding different program models, training approaches, sustaining funding, and assessment.  http://www.raconline.org/communityhealth/chw/

Texas Department of State Health Services This site reports on state rules and legislative updates regarding CHWs in Texas and also contains specific info regarding the state training and certification program. There also pages for meeting notes from the Texas CHW Advisory council, statewide networks of CHWs, and research materials, including a Texas CHW Study completed in 2011.  http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/mch/chw.shtm

Video Clips- Telling the CHW story

 

Pediatric Prevention Services

Bright Futures Guidelines and Pocket Guide

Bright Futures Guidelines and Pocket Guide

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 3rd Edition, is a culmination of the most respected recommendations for the top 10 areas of child development. Along with presenting the most up-to-date information on preventive screenings and services by visit, the Guidelines provides visit-by-visit anticipatory guidance for health care providers.

Promoting Healthy Behaviors

The Guidelines highlights the promotion of mental health and healthy weight as significant and growing challenges to the health of children and adolescents. Discussions are integrated throughout the Guidelineson how to care for children and youth with special health care needs in a culturally appropriate manner and how to provide complementary and alternative care.

Bright Futures Tool and Resource Kit

​​​​The Bright Futures Tool and Resource Kit provides forms and tools for health care providers, patients, and families to complete before, during, or after well-child visits. These items help pediatricians and other health care providers support and implement the guidance provided in Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 3rd Edition. Providers can use or adapt these materials to meet the needs of their practices and ensure they are following the recommendations presented in the Guidelines when delivering care to patients.​​​​

The following Bright Futures Tool and Resource Kit materials are available for download for review and reference purposes only. For any other use, to make multiple copies of specific items, or to incorporate forms into an Electronic Medical Record System, please contact aapsales@aap.org.

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Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Control: Interventions Engaging Community Health Workers

This webpage provides information and supporting materials for the Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) recommendation on interventions engaging community health workers to prevent cardiovascular disease including the Task Force finding and rationale statement and a summary of the evidence that serves as the basis for this recommendation.

Type of Resource: Webpage Language: English Audiences: All

Related CDC programs: The Community Guide, Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Control: Team-Based Care to Improve Blood Pressure Control

This webpage provides information and supporting materials for the Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) recommendation on team-based care to improve blood pressure control including the Task Force finding and rationale statement and a summary of the evidence that serves as the basis for this recommendation.

Type of Resource: Webpage  Language: English  Audiences: All

Related CDC programs: The Community Guide, Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

A Community Health Worker Training Resource

A Community Health Worker Training Resource for Preventing Heart Disease and Stroke (2015) is an evidence-based, plain-language training resource and reference for CHWs as well as a curriculum that health educators, nurses, and other instructors can use to train CHWs.

Type of Resource: Training  Language: English  Audiences: Certified Educators; Community Health Workers; Community-based Organizations; General public; Public Health Professionals

 Related CDC programs: Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Technical Assistance Guide: States Implementing Community Health Worker Strategies

This resource serves as a support tool for funded state partners who are implementing CHW strategies in health systems and community-clinical linkages. Others working in these areas might also find the information useful.

Type of Resource: Training  Language: English  Audiences: Certified Educators; Community Health Workers; Community-based Organizations; General public; Public Health Professionals

 Related CDC programs: Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Addressing Chronic Disease through Community Health Workers

This resource provides evidence demonstrating the value and impact of CHWs in preventing and managing a variety of chronic diseases. In addition, descriptions of chronic disease programs that are engaging CHWs are offered, examples of state legislative action are provided, recommendations for an integrated and sustainable CHW workforce in the public health arena are made, and resources that can assist state health departments and others in making progress with CHWs are described.

Type of Resource: Report  Language: English  Audiences: Health Insurers, Purchasers, and Payors; Healthcare Providers; Public Health Professionals  

Related CDC programs: Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Implementation Guide: The St. Johnsbury Community Health Team Model

This resource is a comprehensive overview of the core elements of the St. Johnsbury, Vermont Community Health Team (CHT) Model. This guide provides information on how to start a CHT in your community along with steps for planning an evaluation for a CHW program.

Type of Resource: Training  Language: English  Audiences: All 

Related CDC programs: Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Fotonovela: Controlling Hypertension by Learning to Control Sodium Intake

This resource was designed for community health workers and Promotoras de Salud to read with community members and help them learn about how to control sodium in their diets.

Type of Resource: Training  Language: English  Audiences: Certified Educators; Community Health Workers; Community-based Organizations; General public; Healthcare Providers; Public Health Professionals  

Related CDC programs: Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Fotonovela: Controlling Hypertension by Learning to Control Sodium Intake

This resource was designed for community health workers and Promotoras de Salud to read with community members and help them learn about how to control sodium in their diets.

Type of Resource: Training  Language: Spanish  Audiences: Certified Educators; Community Health Workers; Community-based Organizations; General public; Healthcare Providers; Public Health Professionals

Promotora Guide: Controlling Hypertension by Learning to Control Sodium Intake

This resource serves as a job aide for community health workers and Promotoras de Salud to use in conjunction with the Fotonovela: Controlling Hypertension by Learning to Control Sodium Intake.

 Type of Resource: Training  Language: English  Audiences: Certified Educators; Community Health Workers; Community-based Organizations; General public; Healthcare Providers; Public Health Professionals

 Related CDC programs: Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

 

 

Promotora Guide: Controlling Hypertension by Learning to Control Sodium Intake

This resource serves as a job aide for community health workers and Promotoras de Salud to use in conjunction with the Fotonovela: Controlling Hypertension by Learning to Control Sodium Intake.

 

Type of Resource: Training

 

Language: Spanish

 

Audiences: Certified Educators; Community Health Workers; Community-based Organizations; General public; Healthcare Providers; Public Health Professionals

 

Related CDC programs: Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

 

 

Fotonovela: How to Control your Fat and Cholesterol

This resource was designed for community health workers and Promotoras de Salud to read with community members and help them learn about how to control their cholesterol.

 

Type of Resource: Training

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: Certified Educators; Community Health Workers; Community-based Organizations; General public; Healthcare Providers; Public Health Professionals

 

Related CDC programs: Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

 

 

Fotonovela: How to Control your Fat and Cholesterol

This resource was designed for community health workers and Promotoras de Salud to read with community members and help them learn about how to control their cholesterol.

 

Type of Resource: Training

 

Language: Spanish

 

Audiences: Certified Educators; Community Health Workers; Community-based Organizations; General public; Healthcare Providers; Public Health Professionals

 

Related CDC programs: Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

 

 

Promotora Guide: How to Control Your Fat and Cholesterol

This resource serves as a job aide for community health workers and Promotoras de Salud to use in conjunction with the Fotonovela: How to Control Your Fat and Cholesterol.

 

Type of Resource: Training

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: Certified Educators; Community Health Workers; Community-based Organizations; General public; Healthcare Providers; Public Health Professionals

 

Related CDC programs: Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

 

 

Promotora Guide: How to Control Your Fat and Cholesterol

This resource serves as a job aide for community health workers and Promotoras de Salud to use in conjunction with the Fotonovela: How to Control Your Fat and Cholesterol.

 

Type of Resource: Training

 

Language: Spanish

 

Audiences: Certified Educators; Community Health Workers; Community-based Organizations; General public; Healthcare Providers; Public Health Professionals

 

Related CDC programs: Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

 

 

Community Health Workers and Million HeartsTM

Community Health Workers Role in Million HeartsTM Initiative. This resource provides information on how CHWs/promotores de salud, can work together with CDC and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to help reach the program’s goals of the Million HeartsTM Initiative. Specifically, it provides examples of roles CHWs can play with people at risk for high blood pressure and cholesterol by supporting them in their health care needs and promote better lifestyle choices.

 

Type of Resource: Fact Sheet

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: Certified Educators; Community Health Workers; Community-based Organizations; General Public; Public Health Professionals

 

Related CDC programs: Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

 

 

Community Health Workers and Million HeartsTM

Community Health Workers Role in Million HeartsTM Initiative. This resource provides information on how CHWs/promotores de salud, can work together with CDC and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to help reach the program’s goals of the Million HeartsTM Initiative. Specifically, it provides examples of roles CHWs can play with people at risk for high blood pressure and cholesterol by supporting them in their health care needs and promote better lifestyle choices.

 

Type of Resource: Fact Sheet

 

Language: Spanish

 

Audiences: Certified Educators; Community Health Workers; Community-based Organizations; General Public; Public Health Professionals

 

Related CDC programs: Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

 

 

Field Note: Clinical-Community Health Worker Initiative in the Mississippi Delta to Improve Cardiovascular Disease

This resource highlights the structure, processes, and outcomes of an initiative in the Mississippi Delta that integrates CHWs in healthcare facilities, barbershops, and churches. Also outlined are the goals and objectives of the initiative and the reach and impact as of 2014.

 

Type of Resource: Fact Sheet

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: Certified Educators; Community Health Workers; Community-based Organizations; General public; Healthcare Providers; Public Health Professionals

 

Related CDC programs: Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

 

 

Field Note: The St. Johnsbury, Vermont, Community Health Team Model to Improve Coordination of Care

This resource highlights structure, processes, and outcomes of the St. Johnsbury, Vermont Community Health Team, which includes community health workers, to improve the coordination of care in an effort to address chronic disease conditions. Also outlined are the goals and objectives of the initiative and the reach and impact as of 2012.

 

Type of Resource: Fact Sheet

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: Certified Educators; Community Health Workers; Community-based Organizations; General public; Healthcare Providers; Public Health Professionals

 

Related CDC programs: Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

 

 

Tools to Control Hypertension

The second half of this page provides links to factsheets and training resources for CHWs working on hypertension prevention.

 

Type of Resource: Website

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: Certified Educators; Community Health Workers; Community-based Organizations; General public; Healthcare Providers; Public Health Professionals

 

Related CDC programs: Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

 

 

St. Johnsbury Vermont Community Health Team: Evaluation Summary  

This resource highlights a mixed-method evaluation intended to: describe the program; identify practices and lessons that other programs might consider using; and determine the effect the Community Health Team (including CHWs) model has on patient outcomes related to quality of life, hypertension, and health care use.

 

Type of Resource: Report

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: Community-based Organizations; Healthcare Providers; Public Health Professionals

 

Related CDC programs: Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

 

 

Science-in-Brief: Do State Community Health Worker Laws Align with Best Available Evidence?

This resource is a synopsis of the article “Do State Community Health Worker Laws Align with Best Available Evidence?” published in October 2015 in the Journal of Community Health. The authors of this article sought to help states make informed decisions by identifying the core policy components of effective CHW policies, and assessing the extent to which existing state laws include these components.

 

Type of Resource: Fact Sheet

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: All

 

Related CDC programs: Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

 

 

Science-in-Brief: Community Health Workers “101” for Primary Care Providers and Other Stakeholders in Health Care Systems

This resource is a synopsis of the article “Community Health Workers ‘101’ for Providers and Other Stakeholders” published in the July/September issue of Journal of Ambulatory Care Management.

 

Type of Resource: Fact Sheet

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: All

 

Related CDC programs: Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

 

 

Science-in-Brief: A Cost Analysis of a Rural Community Health Worker Program

This resource is asynopsis of the article, “A Cost Analysis of a Rural Community Health Worker Program in Rural Vermont” published in June 2013 in the Journal of Community Health. In this article, the authors described the cost analysis conducted as a part of the first phase of a comprehensive evaluation of a CHW program in rural Vermont. This CHW program helps people access social and economic services to improve their life conditions and thus reduce the risk of or effectively manage chronic conditions.

 

Type of Resource: Fact Sheet

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: All

 

Related CDC programs: Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

 

 

Science-in-Brief: Cost-Effectiveness of Nurse Practitioner/ Community Health Worker Care to Reduce Cardiovascular Health Disparities

This resource is asynopsis of the article “Cost-Effectiveness of Nurse Practitioner/ Community Health Worker Care to Reduce Cardiovascular Health Disparities”  published in April 2013 in the Journal of Cardiovasuclar Nursing. In this article, the authors summarize the outcomes and cost-effectiveness analysis of a CVD risk reduction program (the intervention) delivered by NP/CHW teams versus enhanced usual care in improving cholesterol, blood pressure, and hemoglobin (Hb) A1C levels (a measure of diabetes control) among patients in federally qualified community health centers located in major cities.

 

Type of Resource: Fact Sheet

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: All

 

Related CDC programs: Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

 

 

Science-in-Brief: The Impact of Community Health Workers on Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

This resource is asynopsis of the article “The Impact of Community Health Workers on Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Program in Public Health and Health Care Settings” published in January 2013 in the American Journal of Public Health. In this artilce, the authors describe the Colorado Heart Healthy Solutions CHW program that was implemented by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in clinical and community settings with the goal of reducing risk for coronary heart disease among residents in 34 Colorado counties.

 

Type of Resource: Fact Sheet

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: All

 

Related CDC programs: Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

 

 

Science-in-Brief: Community Outreach and Cardiovascular Health (COACH) Trial

This resource is a synopsis of the article “Community Outreach and Cardiovascular Health (COACH) Trial: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Nurse Practitioner/ Community Health Worker Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction in Urban Community Health Centers” published in  September 2011 in the Circulation: Cardivascular Quality Outcomes. In this artilce, the authors describe the Community Outreach and Cardiovascular Health (COACH) trial that engaged 525 patients in urban community health centers to evaluate the effectiveness of a cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk reduction intervention.

 

Type of Resource: Fact Sheet

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: All

 

Related CDC programs: Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

 

 

Science-in-Brief: Community Health Workers: Part of the Solution

This resource is a synopsis of the article “Community Health Workers: Part of the Solution” published in July 2010 issue of Health Affairs. In this article, the authors highlight approaches states have taken to expand CHWs’ roles and strengthen their financial support so that their positions are sustainable over time. The authors present two case examples, Massachusetts and Minnesota, both of which initiated comprehensive changes in policies and systems to support CHWs. Notably, Minnesota has legislation that makes CHW services reimbursable under Medicaid, and the state regulates CHW training, supervision, enrollment criteria,

and billing policy. In Massachusetts, broad-based policies combined with consistent and powerful advocacy from the leaders of the CHW workforce, together with state public health partners, have secured the ongoing integration of CHWs in state health reform efforts.

 

Type of Resource: Fact Sheet

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: All

 

Related CDC programs: Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

 

 


 

Diabetes

Effectiveness of community health workers in the care of persons with diabetes

This CDC staff-authored paper evaluated the effectiveness of Community Health Workers in the care of diabetics and concluded that interventions involving Community Health Workers showed some improvements in participant knowledge, behavior and physiological measures and decreased hospital admissions, particularly in minority populations.

 

Type of Resource: Journal Article

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: Health Insurers, Purchasers, and Payors; Healthcare Providers; Public Health Professionals

 

Related CDC programs: Division of Diabetes Translation

 

 

Road to Health Toolkit

The Road to Health Toolkit resources were developed for community health workers and educators working with African American or Hispanic/Latino populations at risk for type 2 diabetes. Resources include the toolkit and all its components, a training guide and video, and an evaluation guide. Training and technical assistance resources are also available.

 

Type of Resource: Training

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: Certified Educators; Community Health Workers; Community-based Organizations; Healthcare Providers; Public Health Professionals

 

Related CDC programs: National Diabetes Education Program

 

 

Kit El camino hacia la buena salud (Road to Health Toolkit in Spanish)

Kit El camino hacia la buena salud resources were developed for community health workers and educators working with African American or Hispanic/Latino populations at risk for type 2 diabetes. Resources include the toolkit and all its components, a training guide and video, and an evaluation guide. Training and technical assistance resources are also available.

 

Type of Resource: Training

 

Language: Spanish

 

Audiences: Certified Educators; Community Health Workers; Community-based Organizations; Healthcare Providers; Public Health Professionals

 

Related CDC programs: National Diabetes Education Program

 

 

National Diabetes Education Program Toolkits

NDEP collection  of toolkits in diabetes prevention and control.

 

Type of Resource: Training

 

Language: English, Spanish

 

Audiences: Certified Educators; Community Health Workers; Community-based Organizations; Healthcare Providers; Public Health Professionals

 

Related CDC programs: National Diabetes Education Program

 

 

The In-Between People—Community Health Representatives

Community Health Representatives serve as bridges between the health care system and their communities, described by one CHR as “the in-between people.” This 21-minute podcast, developed by the Native Diabetes Wellness Program, documents the critical role of community health workers.

 

Type of Resource: Training

 

Language: English, Spanish

 

Audiences: Community Health Workers; General public; Healthcare Providers; Public Health Professionals

 

Related CDC programs: Native Diabetes Wellness Program, National Diabetes Education Program, Division of Diabetes Translation

 

 

The “In-Between People”: Participation of Community Health Representatives in Diabetes Prevention and Care in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

Respected members of American Indian and Alaska Native communities are a critical resource in helping communities mobilize efforts in diabetes prevention and care. Possessing cultural and historical knowledge and training in health promotion and social support, community health representatives (CHRs) are uniquely equipped to broker the needed relationship between a world shaped by culture and history and the world of conventional scientific knowledge. CHRs are bridges distinctively positioned to connect these two worlds.

 

Type of Resource: Journal Article

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: Community Health Workers; General public; Healthcare Providers; Public Health Professionals

 

Related CDC programs: Native Diabetes Wellness Program, National Diabetes Education Program, Division of Diabetes Translation

 

 

Community Health Workers/Promotores de Salud: Critical Connections in Communities

CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation’s position statement  supporting Community Health Workers.

 

Type of Resource: Report

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: All

 

Related CDC programs: Division of Diabetes Translation

 

 

Do it for them! But for you too. (¡Hazlo por ellos! Pero por ti tambíen)  

This Diabetes fotonovela describes simple ways to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, especially if you have a family history of the condition.

 

Type of Resource: Training

 

Language: English, Spanish

 

Audiences: Certified Educators; Community Health Workers; Community-based Organizations; General public; Public Health Professionals

 

Related CDC programs: Native Diabetes Wellness Program, National Diabetes Education Program, Division of Diabetes Translation

 

 

Stories to Reach, Teach, and Heal

Over the ages and across the cultures and continents, stories have served to reach, teach, and speak for people in times of hardship and illness. CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation developed a guide: Stories to Reach, Teach, and Heal: A Guide for Diabetes Health Educators. The stories illustrate how health educators can use storytelling to share wisdom and inspiration.

 

Type of Resource: Training Materials

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: Community Health Workers; General public; Healthcare Providers; Public Health Professionals

 

Related CDC programs: Native Diabetes Wellness Program, National Diabetes Education Program, Division of Diabetes Translation

 

 

Health Is Life in Balance: The Diabetes Education in Tribal Schools K-12 Curriculum (DETS)

The Health Is Life in Balance Diabetes Education in Tribal Schools (DETS) K–12 curriculum offers culturally relevant and scientifically based teachings for Grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12. The National Institutes of Health developed the curriculum in collaboration with eight tribal colleges and universities, the CDC Native Diabetes Wellness Program, and the Indian Health Service’s Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention.

 

Type of Resource: Training Materials

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: Community Health Workers; General public; Healthcare Providers; Public Health Professionals

 

Related CDC programs: Native Diabetes Wellness Program, National Diabetes Education Program, Division of Diabetes Translation

 

 

Diabetes Publications and Resources

Diabetes educational resources to support the work of Community Health Workers and other educators. Resources include audio and video recordings, curricula, and publications.

 

Type of Resource: Educational Materials

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: All

 

Related CDC programs: Native Diabetes Wellness Program, National Diabetes Education Program, Division of Diabetes Translation

 

 

Eagle Books for Early Readers

The four book Eagle Book series  was written by Georgia Perez, a  veteran Community Health Representative for the Nambe Pueblo. The books convey to Native children healthy ways of living that are rooted in traditional Native values. Additional resources which coordinate with the books are also available on this page.

 

Type of Resource: Website

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: Community Health Workers; General public; Healthcare Providers; Public Health Professionals

 

Related CDC programs: Native Diabetes Wellness Program, National Diabetes Education Program, Division of Diabetes Translation

 

 

Eagle Books: Through The Eyes of The Eagle

Through The Eyes of The Eagle introduces Rain That Dances, a young boy who discovers an unhappy eagle. Mr. Eagle is tearful because many of the people in the community are developing type 2 diabetes. The wise eagle reminds the boy of his ancestors’ healthy ways

 

Type of Resource: Educational Materials

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: Community Health Workers; General public; Healthcare Providers; Public Health Professionals

 

Related CDC programs: Native Diabetes Wellness Program, National Diabetes Education Program, Division of Diabetes Translation

 

 

Eagle Books: Knees Lifted High

In Knees Lifted High, the second book, Rain That Dances introduces his best friend, Thunder Cloud, to Mr. Eagle, who encourages the boys to be physically active every day. Mr. Eagle shows how fun physical activity can be.

 

Type of Resource: Educational Materials

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: Community Health Workers; General public; Healthcare Providers; Public Health Professionals

 

Related CDC programs: Native Diabetes Wellness Program, National Diabetes Education Program, Division of Diabetes Translation

 

 

Eagle Books: Plate Full of Color

Plate Full of Color, the third book, introduces Miss Rabbit and the boys’ friends, Little Hummingbird and Simon. Miss Rabbit teaches the children the value of eating a variety of colorful and healthy foods.

 

Type of Resource: Educational Materials

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: Community Health Workers; General public; Healthcare Providers; Public Health Professionals

 

Related CDC programs: Native Diabetes Wellness Program, National Diabetes Education Program, Division of Diabetes Translation

 

 

Eagle Books: Tricky Treats

Tricky Treats, the fourth children’s book, introduces Coyote, a trickster who attempts to trick the children into eating unhealthy foods. The children ultimately learn the importance of avoiding tricky treats when choosing foods to eat.

 

Type of Resource: Educational Materials

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: Community Health Workers; General public; Healthcare Providers; Public Health Professionals

 

Related CDC programs: Native Diabetes Wellness Program, National Diabetes Education Program, Division of Diabetes Translation

 

 

Eagle Books for Youth

Books and materials on this page follow up to the original Eagle Book stories, a series of books for Native American children and youth and others interested in healthy living. The youth materials continue to promote type 2 diabetes prevention and encourage a respect for traditional ways, including physical activity and healthy eating.

 

Type of Resource: Website

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: Community Health Workers; General public; Healthcare Providers; Public Health Professionals

 

Related CDC programs: Native Diabetes Wellness Program, National Diabetes Education Program, Division of Diabetes Translation

 

 

Coyote and the Turtle’s Dream

Coyote and Turtle’s Dream is a follow up to the original Eagle Book stories, a series of books for Native American children and youth and others interested in healthy living. The books promote type 2 diabetes prevention and encourage a respect for traditional ways, including physical activity and healthy eating. Coyote and Turtle’s Dream includes a character who is a Community Health Navigator

 

Type of Resource: Educational Materials

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: Community Health Workers; General public; Healthcare Providers; Public Health Professionals

 

Related CDC programs: Native Diabetes Wellness Program, National Diabetes Education Program, Division of Diabetes Translation

 

 

Hummingbird’s Squash

Hummingbird’s Squash is a follow up to the original Eagle Book stories, a series of books for Native American children and youth and others interested in healthy living. The books promote type 2 diabetes prevention and encourage a respect for traditional ways, including physical activity and healthy eating. Hummingbird’s Squash includes a character who is a Community Health Navigator.

 

Type of Resource: Educational Materials

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: Community Health Workers; General public; Healthcare Providers; Public Health Professionals

 

Related CDC programs: Native Diabetes Wellness Program, National Diabetes Education Program, Division of Diabetes Translation

 

 

The Trickster of Two Rabbit Mountain

The Trickster of Two Rabbit Mountain is a follow up to the original Eagle Book stories, a series of books for Native American children and youth and others interested in healthy living. The books promote type 2 diabetes prevention and encourage a respect for traditional ways, including physical activity and healthy eating. The Trickster of Two Rabbit Mountain includes a character who is a Community Health Navigator.

 

Type of Resource: Educational Materials

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: Community Health Workers; General public; Healthcare Providers; Public Health Professionals

 

Related CDC programs: Native Diabetes Wellness Program, National Diabetes Education Program, Division of Diabetes Translation

 

 

The Youth Novels: Educators and Community Guide

The Youth Novels: Educators and Community Guide has been designed to assist teachers and communities by providing an array of activities that support the goals of the Eagle Books project and promote the health and educational messages in the youth novels. Most of the activities in the Guide for Coyote and the Turtle’s Dream can be applied to the graphic novel. The Eagle Books Youth Novels Educator Guide also contains additional lessons for the Health is Life in Balance, a Diabetes Education in Tribal Schools (DETS) curriculum for grades 5-8.

 

Type of Resource: Educational Materials

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: Community Health Workers; General public; Healthcare Providers; Public Health Professionals

 

Related CDC programs: Native Diabetes Wellness Program, National Diabetes Education Program, Division of Diabetes Translation

 

 

Resources for Hispanic and Latino Americans

This page includes diabetes prevention and management resources designed specifically for people of Hispanic and Latino ancestry. These resources can be used by community health workers, and includes a music video called “Movimiento Por Su Vida Music Video” (Movement for Your Life).

 

Type of Resource: Multimedia

 

Language: English, Spanish

 

Audiences: All

 

Related CDC programs: National Diabetes Education Program, Division of Diabetes Translation

 

 

Resources for African Americans and People of African Ancestry

This page includes diabetes prevention and management resources designed specifically for African Americans and people of African ancestry. These resources can be used by community health workers, and include a music CD called “Step by Step,” with three original songs helps people move more, and a music video.

 

Type of Resource: Multimedia

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: All

 

Related CDC programs: National Diabetes Education Program, Division of Diabetes Translation

 

 

Diabetes Prevention and Control: Self-Management Education in Community Gathering Places

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends diabetes self-management education (DSME) interventions implemented in community gathering places with adults who have Type 2 diabetes. Interventions are delivered by health professionals or community volunteers. This finding is based on a systematic review of evidence.

 

Type of Resource: Website

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: All

 

Related CDC programs: The Community Guide, Division of Diabetes Translation

 

 

Diabetes Prevention and Control: Self-Management Education in the Home

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends diabetes self-management education (DSME) interventions implemented in homes of children and adolescents who have Type 1 diabetes. Interventions are delivered by health providers, including community health nurses. This finding is based on a systematic review of evidence.

 

Type of Resource: Website

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: All

 

Related CDC programs: The Community Guide, Division of Diabetes Translation

 

 

Traditional Foods

American Indian and Alaska Native communities across the country are reclaiming traditional foods as part of the global Indigenous food sovereignty movement that embraces identity, history, and traditional ways and practices to address health. This page lists resources that Community Health Representatives can use to educate their communities about traditional foods.

 

Type of Resource: Website

 

Language: English

 

Audiences: Certified Educators; Community Health Workers; Community-based Organizations; General public; Healthcare Providers; Public Health Professionals

 

Related CDC programs: Native Diabetes Wellness Program, National Diabetes Education Program, Division of Diabetes Translation


 

 

General

 

Community Health Worker Question Tree- http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.chronicdisease.org/resource/resmgr/CVH/CVHC_Question_Tree_CHW_Sept2.pdf?hhSearchTerms=%22CHWs%22

Strategies for Supporting Expanded Roles for Non-Clinicians on Primary Care Teams

http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.chronicdisease.org/resource/resmgr/CVH/NOSOLO-new3(1).pdf?hhSearchTerms=%22CHWs%22