Persons trained to assist professional health personnel in communicating with residents in the community concerning needs and availability of health services.
Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.
Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.
Persons who donate their services.
Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.
Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.
Planning that has the goals of improving health, improving accessibility to health services, and promoting efficiency in the provision of services and resources on a comprehensive basis for a whole community. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p299)
Computer programs or software installed on mobile electronic devices which support a wide range of functions and uses which include television, telephone, video, music, word processing, and Internet service.
Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.
The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.
The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.
Collaborative process of research involving researchers and community representatives.
Organizations and individuals cooperating together toward a common goal at the local or grassroots level.
Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.
The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.
The interactions between members of a community and representatives of the institutions within that community.
Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.
Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).
The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.
The expected function of a member of a particular profession.
General and comprehensive nursing practice directed to individuals, families, or groups as it relates to and contributes to the health of a population or community. This is not an official program of a Public Health Department.
Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)
A republic in eastern Africa, south of ETHIOPIA, west of SOMALIA with TANZANIA to its south, and coastline on the Indian Ocean. Its capital is Nairobi.
A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)
Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.
The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.
Use for material on dental facilities in general or for which there is no specific heading.
A republic in eastern Africa, south of SUDAN and west of KENYA. Its capital is Kampala.
The status of health in rural populations.
A traditional term for all the activities which a physician or other health care professional normally performs to insure the coordination of the medical services required by a patient. It also, when used in connection with managed care, covers all the activities of evaluating the patient, planning treatment, referral, and follow-up so that care is continuous and comprehensive and payment for the care is obtained. (From Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms, 2nd ed)
The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).
Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.
A protozoan disease caused in humans by four species of the PLASMODIUM genus: PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM; PLASMODIUM VIVAX; PLASMODIUM OVALE; and PLASMODIUM MALARIAE; and transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito of the genus ANOPHELES. Malaria is endemic in parts of Asia, Africa, Central and South America, Oceania, and certain Caribbean islands. It is characterized by extreme exhaustion associated with paroxysms of high FEVER; SWEATING; shaking CHILLS; and ANEMIA. Malaria in ANIMALS is caused by other species of plasmodia.
Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.
A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.
Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.
Management of public health organizations or agencies.
The nursing specialty that deals with the care of newborn infants during the first four weeks after birth.
Analog or digital communications device in which the user has a wireless connection from a telephone to a nearby transmitter. It is termed cellular because the service area is divided into multiple "cells." As the user moves from one cell area to another, the call is transferred to the local transmitter.
A republic in southern Africa, the southernmost part of Africa. It has three capitals: Pretoria (administrative), Cape Town (legislative), and Bloemfontein (judicial). Officially the Republic of South Africa since 1960, it was called the Union of South Africa 1910-1960.
A republic in southern Africa, south of DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO and TANZANIA, and north of ZIMBABWE. Its capital is Lusaka. It was formerly called Northern Rhodesia.
A method of data collection and a QUALITATIVE RESEARCH tool in which a small group of individuals are brought together and allowed to interact in a discussion of their opinions about topics, issues, or questions.
Organized services to provide health care for children.
Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.
A situation in which the level of living of an individual, family, or group is below the standard of the community. It is often related to a specific income level.
Any type of research that employs nonnumeric information to explore individual or group characteristics, producing findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other quantitative means. (Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997)
Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.
Number of deaths of children between one year of age to 12 years of age in a given population.
A republic in the Greater Antilles in the West Indies. Its capital is Port-au-Prince. With the Dominican Republic it forms the island of Hispaniola - Haiti occupying the western third and the Dominican Republic, the eastern two thirds. Haiti belonged to France from 1697 until its rule was challenged by slave insurrections from 1791. It became a republic in 1820. It was virtually an American protectorate from 1915 to 1934. It adopted its present constitution in 1964 and amended it in 1971. The name may represent either of two Caribbean words, haiti, mountain land, or jhaiti, nest. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p481 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p225)
Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.
Visits to the patient's home by professional personnel for the purpose of diagnosis and/or treatment.
A group of islands of SAMOA, in the southwest central Pacific. Its capital is Pago Pago. The islands were ruled by native chiefs until about 1869. An object of American interest beginning in 1839, Pago Pago and trading and extraterritorial rights were granted to the United States in 1878. The United States, Germany, and England administered the islands jointly 1889-99, but in 1899 they were granted to the United States by treaty. The Department of the Interior has administered American Samoa since 1951. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p44)
Countries in the process of change with economic growth, that is, an increase in production, per capita consumption, and income. The process of economic growth involves better utilization of natural and human resources, which results in a change in the social, political, and economic structures.
An infant during the first month after birth.
Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.
Theoretical representations and constructs that describe or explain the structure and hierarchy of relationships and interactions within or between formal organizational entities or informal social groups.
The availability of HEALTH PERSONNEL. It includes the demand and recruitment of both professional and allied health personnel, their present and future supply and distribution, and their assignment and utilization.
On the job training programs for personnel carried out within an institution or agency. It includes orientation programs.
Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.
The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.
Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.
Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.
The state wherein the person is well adjusted.
Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.
The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.
Agents used in the treatment of malaria. They are usually classified on the basis of their action against plasmodia at different stages in their life cycle in the human. (From AMA, Drug Evaluations Annual, 1992, p1585)
Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.
Care of infants in the home or institution.
The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents that occurs as a result of one's occupation.
Cultural and linguistic competence is a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or among professionals that enables effective work in cross-cultural situations. Competence implies the capacity to function effectively as an individual and an organization within the context of the cultural beliefs, behaviors, and needs presented by consumers and their communities.
Diseases of newborn infants present at birth (congenital) or developing within the first month of birth. It does not include hereditary diseases not manifesting at birth or within the first 30 days of life nor does it include inborn errors of metabolism. Both HEREDITARY DISEASES and METABOLISM, INBORN ERRORS are available as general concepts.
Health care provided to specific cultural or tribal peoples which incorporates local customs, beliefs, and taboos.
Health care workers specially trained and licensed to assist and support the work of health professionals. Often used synonymously with paramedical personnel, the term generally refers to all health care workers who perform tasks which must otherwise be performed by a physician or other health professional.
Persons living in the United States of Mexican (MEXICAN AMERICANS), Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or origin. The concept does not include Brazilian Americans or Portuguese Americans.
Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.
Diseases caused by factors involved in one's employment.
A republic in southern Africa east of ZAMBIA and MOZAMBIQUE. Its capital is Lilongwe. It was formerly called Nyasaland.
The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.
An independent state in eastern Africa. Ethiopia is located in the Horn of Africa and is bordered on the north and northeast by Eritrea, on the east by Djibouti and Somalia, on the south by Kenya, and on the west and southwest by Sudan. Its capital is Addis Ababa.
The inhabitants of a city or town, including metropolitan areas and suburban areas.
The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.
A branch of medicine concerned with the total health of the individual within the home environment and in the community, and with the application of comprehensive care to the prevention and treatment of illness in the entire community.
A family of diphenylenemethane derivatives.
The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.
Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).
Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.
The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.
Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.
Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures.
Performance of activities or tasks traditionally performed by professional health care providers. The concept includes care of oneself or one's family and friends.
Community health and NURSING SERVICES providing coordinated multiple services to the patient at the patient's homes. These home-care services are provided by a visiting nurse, home health agencies, HOSPITALS, or organized community groups using professional staff for care delivery. It differs from HOME NURSING which is provided by non-professionals.
Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.
A group of SESQUITERPENES and their analogs that contain a peroxide group (PEROXIDES) within an oxepin ring (OXEPINS).
The teaching or training of patients concerning their own health needs.
Diagnostic procedures, such as laboratory tests and x-rays, routinely performed on all individuals or specified categories of individuals in a specified situation, e.g., patients being admitted to the hospital. These include routine tests administered to neonates.
Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.
Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.
The status of health in urban populations.
Epidemiologic investigations designed to test a hypothesized cause-effect relation by modifying the supposed causal factor(s) in the study population.
Female parents, human or animal.
Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive mental health services provided for individuals in the community.
Institutions with permanent facilities and organized medical staff which provide the full range of hospital services primarily to a neighborhood area.
Size and composition of the family.
The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.
Includes the spectrum of human immunodeficiency virus infections that range from asymptomatic seropositivity, thru AIDS-related complex (ARC), to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the black groups of Africa.
Organized periodic procedures performed on large groups of people for the purpose of detecting disease.
A geographic location which has insufficient health resources (manpower and/or facilities) to meet the medical needs of the resident population.
A republic in eastern Africa, south of UGANDA and north of MOZAMBIQUE. Its capital is Dar es Salaam. It was formed in 1964 by a merger of the countries of TANGANYIKA and ZANZIBAR.
The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.
The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.
Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.
Descriptions and evaluations of specific health care organizations.
Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.
Voluntary groups of people representing diverse interests in the community such as hospitals, businesses, physicians, and insurers, with the principal objective to improve health care cost effectiveness.
The practice of sending a patient to another program or practitioner for services or advice which the referring source is not prepared to provide.
The interaction of two or more persons or organizations directed toward a common goal which is mutually beneficial. An act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit, i.e., joint action. (From Random House Dictionary Unabridged, 2d ed)
Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the islands of the central and South Pacific, including Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and traditionally Australasia.
A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.
The act of regarding attentively and studying facts and occurrences, gathering data through analyzing, measuring, and drawing conclusions, with the purpose of applying the observed information to theoretical assumptions. Observation as a scientific method in the acquisition of knowledge began in classical antiquity; in modern science and medicine its greatest application is facilitated by modern technology. Observation is one of the components of the research process.
A specialized agency of the United Nations designed as a coordinating authority on international health work; its aim is to promote the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all peoples.
The capability to perform acceptably those duties directly related to patient care.
The remuneration paid or benefits granted to an employee.
Organized services to provide mental health care.
Health services, public or private, in urban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
Elements of residence that characterize a population. They are applicable in determining need for and utilization of health services.
The interactions between representatives of institutions, agencies, or organizations.
The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.
Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.
Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.
The identification of selected parameters in newborn infants by various tests, examinations, or other procedures. Screening may be performed by clinical or laboratory measures. A screening test is designed to sort out healthy neonates (INFANT, NEWBORN) from those not well, but the screening test is not intended as a diagnostic device, rather instead as epidemiologic.
The largest country in North America, comprising 10 provinces and three territories. Its capital is Ottawa.
A heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by HYPERGLYCEMIA and GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE.
The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.
Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.
Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.
Insurance coverage providing compensation and medical benefits to individuals because of work-connected injuries or disease.
Social process whereby the values, attitudes, or institutions of society, such as education, family, religion, and industry become modified. It includes both the natural process and action programs initiated by members of the community.
A republic in western Africa, south of NIGER between BENIN and CAMEROON. Its capital is Abuja.
Single preparations containing two or more active agents, for the purpose of their concurrent administration as a fixed dose mixture.
Professions or other business activities directed to the cure and prevention of disease. For occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians but who are working in the fields of medical technology, physical therapy, etc., ALLIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS is available.
Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.
Community health education events focused on prevention of disease and promotion of health through audiovisual exhibits.
People who engage in occupational sexual behavior in exchange for economic rewards or other extrinsic considerations.
A republic in western Africa, south of BURKINA FASO and west of TOGO. Its capital is Accra.
Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.
The purposes, missions, and goals of an individual organization or its units, established through administrative processes. It includes an organization's long-range plans and administrative philosophy.
Degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.
Any enterprise centered on the processing, assembly, production, or marketing of a line of products, services, commodities, or merchandise, in a particular field often named after its principal product. Examples include the automobile, fishing, music, publishing, insurance, and textile industries.
Ongoing scrutiny of a population (general population, study population, target population, etc.), generally using methods distinguished by their practicability, uniformity, and frequently their rapidity, rather than by complete accuracy.
Organized services to provide health care to women. It excludes maternal care services for which MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES is available.
Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.
Providing for the full range of personal health services for diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and rehabilitation of patients.
A functional system which includes the organisms of a natural community together with their environment. (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
The practice of assisting women in childbirth.
Diseases in persons engaged in cultivating and tilling soil, growing plants, harvesting crops, raising livestock, or otherwise engaged in husbandry and farming. The diseases are not restricted to farmers in the sense of those who perform conventional farm chores: the heading applies also to those engaged in the individual activities named above, as in those only gathering harvest or in those only dusting crops.
Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.
The process of choosing employees for specific types of employment. The concept includes recruitment.
Place or physical location of work or employment.
Professionals qualified by graduation from an accredited school of nursing and by passage of a national licensing examination to practice nursing. They provide services to patients requiring assistance in recovering or maintaining their physical or mental health.
Personal satisfaction relative to the work situation.
Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.
The variety of all native living organisms and their various forms and interrelationships.
Interactions between health personnel and patients.
A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.
Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.
City, urban, rural, or suburban areas which are characterized by severe economic deprivation and by accompanying physical and social decay.
Administration and functional structures for the purpose of collectively systematizing activities for a particular goal.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
Air pollutants found in the work area. They are usually produced by the specific nature of the occupation.
The decision process by which individuals, groups or institutions establish policies pertaining to plans, programs or procedures.
One of the three domains of life (the others being Eukarya and ARCHAEA), also called Eubacteria. They are unicellular prokaryotic microorganisms which generally possess rigid cell walls, multiply by cell division, and exhibit three principal forms: round or coccal, rodlike or bacillary, and spiral or spirochetal. Bacteria can be classified by their response to OXYGEN: aerobic, anaerobic, or facultatively anaerobic; by the mode by which they obtain their energy: chemotrophy (via chemical reaction) or PHOTOTROPHY (via light reaction); for chemotrophs by their source of chemical energy: CHEMOLITHOTROPHY (from inorganic compounds) or chemoorganotrophy (from organic compounds); and by their source for CARBON; NITROGEN; etc.; HETEROTROPHY (from organic sources) or AUTOTROPHY (from CARBON DIOXIDE). They can also be classified by whether or not they stain (based on the structure of their CELL WALLS) with CRYSTAL VIOLET dye: gram-negative or gram-positive.
Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.
A country spanning from central Asia to the Pacific Ocean.
Organizational development including enhancement of management structures, processes and procedures, within organizations and among different organizations and sectors to meet present and future needs.
The organization and administration of health services dedicated to the delivery of health care.

Insecticide-treated nets and treatment service: a trial using public and private sector channels in rural United Republic of Tanzania. (1/498)

The Rotary Net Initiative, implemented in Kilombero District, southern United Republic of Tanzania, allowed us to explore different sales channels for the distribution of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) and the insecticide treatment service in a rural area of very high malaria transmission. Several types of ITNs were promoted and sold through different channels in the public and private sector, i.e. hospital pharmacy, mother and child health (MCH) clinic, net committee, village health workers and retail shops. The ITNs were sold for US$ 5.0-9.2, with profit margins of 9-16%. Net treatment cost US$ 0.33, with commission fees of 75%. Net transport and treatment were partially subsidized. Some outlets established their own fund by ITN sales. Sales of nets and treatments were seasonal, and certain net types were preferred. Demand for insecticide treatment was generally low. Changes in net coverage were assessed in two villages. A range of outlet features were compared qualitatively. Our experience supports suggestions that ITN technology should be delivered through MCH care services and demonstrates that specific promotion and innovation are necessary to achieve substantial net treatment levels. A large-scale ITN project in the same area and other ITN studies should lead to better understanding of ITN implementation at the population level.  (+info)

The Resource Mothers Program for Maternal Phenylketonuria. (2/498)

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to measure the effectiveness of resource mothers in reducing adverse consequences of maternal phenylketonuria. METHODS: Nineteen pregnancies in the resource mothers group were compared with 64 pregnancies in phenylketonuric women without resource mothers. Weeks to metabolic control and offspring outcome were measured. RESULTS: Mean number of weeks to metabolic control was 8.5 (SE = 2.2) in the resource mothers group, as compared with 16.1 (SE = 1.7) in the comparison group. Infants of women in the resource mothers group had larger birth head circumferences and higher developmental quotients. CONCLUSIONS: The resource mothers program described here improves metabolic control in pregnant women with phenylketonuria.  (+info)

Linking community-based blood pressure measurement to clinical care: a randomized controlled trial of outreach and tracking by community health workers. (3/498)

OBJECTIVES: This study assessed the effectiveness of enhanced tracking and follow-up services provided by community health workers in promoting medical follow-up of persons whose elevated blood pressures were detected during blood pressure measurement at urban community sites. METHODS: In a randomized controlled trial, 421 participants received either enhanced or usual referrals to care. Participants were 18 years or older, were either Black or White, and had blood pressure greater than or equal to 140/90 mm Hg and income equal to or less than 200% of poverty. The primary outcome measure was completion of a medical follow-up visit within 90 days of referral. RESULTS: The enhanced intervention increased follow-up by 39.4% (95% confidence interval [CI] = 14%, 71%; P = .001) relative to usual care. Follow-up visits were completed by 65.1% of participants in the intervention group, compared with 46.7% of those in the usual-care group. The number needed to treat was 5 clients (95% CI = 3, 13) per additional follow-up visit realized. CONCLUSIONS: Enhanced tracking and outreach increased the proportion of persons with elevated blood pressure detected during community measurement who followed up with medical care.  (+info)

Philippine plan to cut diarrhoea deaths.(4/498)


The Abuela Project: safe cheese workshops to reduce the incidence of Salmonella typhimurium from consumption of raw-milk fresh cheese. (5/498)

OBJECTIVES: A multiagency intervention was implemented in Yakima County, Wash, to reduce the incidence of Salmonella serotype Typhimurium infections resulting from eating queso fresco (fresh cheese) made from raw milk, a traditional food in the Hispanic diet. METHODS: A pasteurized-milk queso fresco recipe with taste and texture acceptable to the Hispanic community was developed. Trained Hispanic volunteers conducted safe cheese workshops, which were attended by more than 225 persons. RESULTS: Workshop participants' acceptance of the new recipe was excellent and positive behavior changes were maintained over 6 months. CONCLUSIONS: Educational interventions in Hispanic communities can reduce the incidence of Salmonella Typhimurium associated with eating queso fresco.  (+info)

Counseled women's perspectives on their interactions with lay health advisors: a feasibility study. (6/498)

Although the use of lay health advisors (LHAs) has become a popular intervention in public health promotion projects, few programs have conducted evaluations demonstrating program impact by interviewing people actually counseled by LHAs. This study used semistructured, in-person interviews with 29 older, black women to elicit their perceptions of their interactions with the North Carolina Breast Cancer Screening Program's LHAs, and the ways in which these interactions affected their mammography attitudes and behavior. Interview data indicate that a majority of the respondents felt that LHAs had helped them in some way; most said that talking to advisors made them think more positively about mammograms and/or consider getting one. LHAs influenced the women they counseled because the women knew the advisors well, felt comfortable talking to advisors about private issues, considered advisors to be credible sources of information about mammography and because advisors offered women support with respect to their mammography behavior. These results elucidate some of the mechanisms through which LHAs affect the attitudes and behavior of individuals in their social networks.  (+info)

Differences in program implementation between nurses and paraprofessionals providing home visits during pregnancy and infancy: a randomized trial. (7/498)

OBJECTIVES: This study examined differences between nurses and paraprofessionals in implementation of a home visiting program for low-income, first-time parents during pregnancy and the first 2 years of the child's life. METHODS: Mothers were randomly assigned to either a nurse-visited (n = 236) or a paraprofessional-visited (n = 244) condition. Nurse- and paraprofessional-visited families were compared on number and length of visits, topics covered, number of program dropouts, and relationship with home visitor. RESULTS: On average, nurses completed more visits than paraprofessionals (28 vs 23; P < .001) and spent a greater proportion of time on physical health issues during pregnancy (38% vs 27%; P < .001) and on parenting issues during infancy (46% vs 32%; P < .001). Paraprofessionals conducted visits that lasted longer and spent a greater proportion of time on environmental health and safety issues (15% vs 7% pregnancy; 15% vs 8% infancy; P < .001). While home visitors were viewed equally positively by mothers, nurses had fewer dropouts than did paraprofessionals (38% vs 48%; P = .04). More paraprofessional-visited families than nurse-visited families experienced staff turnover. CONCLUSIONS: Nurses and paraprofessionals, even when using the same model, provide home visiting services in different ways.  (+info)

Decline of mortality in children in rural Gambia: the influence of village-level primary health care. (8/498)

Using data from a longitudinal study conducted in 40 villages by the UK MRC in the North Bank Division of The Gambia beginning in late 1981, we examined infant and child mortality over a 15-year period for a population of about 17 000 people. Comparisons are drawn between villages with and without PHC. The extra facilities in the PHC villages include: a paid Community Health Nurse for about every 5 villages, a Village Health Worker and a trained Traditional Birth Attendant. Maternal and child health services with a vaccination programme are accessible to residents in both PHC and non-PHC villages. The data indicate that there has been a marked improvement in infant and under-five mortality in both sets of villages. Following the establishment of the PHC system in 1983, infant mortality dropped from 134/1000 in 1982-83 to 69/1000 in 1992-94 in the PHC villages and from 155/1000 to 91/1000 in the non-PHC villages over the same period. Between 1982 and 83 and 1992-94, the death rates for children aged 1-4 fell from 42/1000 to 28/1000 in the PHC villages and from 45/1000 to 38/1000 in the non-PHC villages. Since 1994, when supervision of the PHC system has weakened, infant mortality rates in the PHC villages have risen to 89/1000 in 1994-96. The rates in the non-PHC villages fell to 78/1000 for this period. The under-five mortality rates in both sets of villages have converged to 34/1000 for 1994-96. When the PHC programme was well supported in the 1980s, we saw significantly lower mortality rates for the 1-4-year-olds. These differences disappeared when support for PHC was reduced after 1994. The differential effects on infant mortality are less clear cut.  (+info)

There are several different types of malaria, including:

1. Plasmodium falciparum: This is the most severe form of malaria, and it can be fatal if left untreated. It is found in many parts of the world, including Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
2. Plasmodium vivax: This type of malaria is less severe than P. falciparum, but it can still cause serious complications if left untreated. It is found in many parts of the world, including Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
3. Plasmodium ovale: This type of malaria is similar to P. vivax, but it can cause more severe symptoms in some people. It is found primarily in West Africa.
4. Plasmodium malariae: This type of malaria is less common than the other three types, and it tends to cause milder symptoms. It is found primarily in parts of Africa and Asia.

The symptoms of malaria can vary depending on the type of parasite that is causing the infection, but they typically include:

1. Fever
2. Chills
3. Headache
4. Muscle and joint pain
5. Fatigue
6. Nausea and vomiting
7. Diarrhea
8. Anemia (low red blood cell count)

If malaria is not treated promptly, it can lead to more severe complications, such as:

1. Seizures
2. Coma
3. Respiratory failure
4. Kidney failure
5. Liver failure
6. Anemia (low red blood cell count)

Malaria is typically diagnosed through a combination of physical examination, medical history, and laboratory tests, such as blood smears or polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests. Treatment for malaria typically involves the use of antimalarial drugs, such as chloroquine or artemisinin-based combination therapies. In severe cases, hospitalization may be necessary to manage complications and provide supportive care.

Prevention is an important aspect of managing malaria, and this can include:

1. Using insecticide-treated bed nets
2. Wearing protective clothing and applying insect repellent when outdoors
3. Eliminating standing water around homes and communities to reduce the number of mosquito breeding sites
4. Using indoor residual spraying (IRS) or insecticide-treated wall lining to kill mosquitoes
5. Implementing malaria control measures in areas where malaria is common, such as distribution of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS)
6. Improving access to healthcare services, particularly in rural and remote areas
7. Providing education and awareness about malaria prevention and control
8. Encouraging the use of preventive medications, such as intermittent preventive treatment (IPT) for pregnant women and children under the age of five.

Early diagnosis and prompt treatment are critical in preventing the progression of malaria and reducing the risk of complications and death. In areas where malaria is common, it is essential to have access to reliable diagnostic tools and effective antimalarial drugs.

1. Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS): This is a breathing disorder that occurs when the baby's lungs are not fully developed, causing difficulty in breathing. RDS can be treated with oxygen therapy and other medical interventions.
2. Jaundice: Jaundice is a yellowish tint to the skin and eyes caused by high levels of bilirubin in the blood. It is a common condition in newborns, but if left untreated, it can lead to brain damage. Treatment may involve phototherapy or blood exchange transfusions.
3. Neonatal jaundice: This is a milder form of jaundice that occurs in the first few days of life. It usually resolves on its own within a week, but if it persists, treatment may be necessary.
4. Premature birth: Premature babies are at risk for various health issues, including respiratory distress syndrome, intraventricular hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain), and retinopathy (eye problems).
5. Congenital heart disease: This is a heart defect that occurs during fetal development. It can range from mild to severe and may require surgical intervention.
6. Infections: Newborns are susceptible to bacterial and viral infections, such as group B strep, pneumonia, and urinary tract infections. These can be treated with antibiotics if caught early.
7. Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar): This is a condition that occurs when the baby's blood sugar levels drop too low. It can cause seizures, lethargy, and other symptoms. Treatment involves feeding or providing glucose supplements.
8. Hyperbilirubinemia (high bilirubin levels): Bilirubin is a yellow pigment produced during the breakdown of red blood cells. High levels can cause jaundice, which can lead to kernicterus, a condition that can cause brain damage and hearing loss.
9. Intracranial hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain): This is a serious condition that occurs when there is bleeding in the baby's brain. It can be caused by various conditions, including premature birth, abruption, and vasculitis.
10. Meconium aspiration: This occurs when the baby inhales a mixture of meconium (a substance produced by the intestines) and amniotic fluid during delivery. It can cause respiratory problems and other complications.

It's important to note that while these conditions can be serious, many babies born at 37 weeks gestation do not experience any complications. Proper prenatal care and a healthy pregnancy can help reduce the risk of these conditions.

1. Asbestosis: a lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos fibers.
2. Carpal tunnel syndrome: a nerve disorder caused by repetitive motion and pressure on the wrist.
3. Mesothelioma: a type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.
4. Pneumoconiosis: a lung disease caused by inhaling dust from mining or other heavy industries.
5. Repetitive strain injuries: injuries caused by repetitive motions, such as typing or using vibrating tools.
6. Skin conditions: such as skin irritation and dermatitis caused by exposure to chemicals or other substances in the workplace.
7. Hearing loss: caused by loud noises in the workplace.
8. Back injuries: caused by lifting, bending, or twisting.
9. Respiratory problems: such as asthma and other breathing difficulties caused by exposure to chemicals or dust in the workplace.
10. Cancer: caused by exposure to carcinogens such as radiation, certain chemicals, or heavy metals in the workplace.

Occupational diseases can be difficult to diagnose and treat, as they often develop gradually over time and may not be immediately attributed to the work environment. In some cases, these diseases may not appear until years after exposure has ended. It is important for workers to be aware of the potential health risks associated with their job and take steps to protect themselves, such as wearing protective gear, following safety protocols, and seeking regular medical check-ups. Employers also have a responsibility to provide a safe work environment and follow strict regulations to prevent the spread of occupational diseases.

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection is a condition in which the body is infected with HIV, a type of retrovirus that attacks the body's immune system. HIV infection can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), a condition in which the immune system is severely damaged and the body is unable to fight off infections and diseases.

There are several ways that HIV can be transmitted, including:

1. Sexual contact with an infected person
2. Sharing of needles or other drug paraphernalia with an infected person
3. Mother-to-child transmission during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding
4. Blood transfusions ( although this is rare in developed countries due to screening processes)
5. Organ transplantation (again, rare)

The symptoms of HIV infection can be mild at first and may not appear until several years after infection. These symptoms can include:

1. Fever
2. Fatigue
3. Swollen glands in the neck, armpits, and groin
4. Rash
5. Muscle aches and joint pain
6. Night sweats
7. Diarrhea
8. Weight loss

If left untreated, HIV infection can progress to AIDS, which is a life-threatening condition that can cause a wide range of symptoms, including:

1. Opportunistic infections (such as pneumocystis pneumonia)
2. Cancer (such as Kaposi's sarcoma)
3. Wasting syndrome
4. Neurological problems (such as dementia and seizures)

HIV infection is diagnosed through a combination of blood tests and physical examination. Treatment typically involves antiretroviral therapy (ART), which is a combination of medications that work together to suppress the virus and slow the progression of the disease.

Prevention methods for HIV infection include:

1. Safe sex practices, such as using condoms and dental dams
2. Avoiding sharing needles or other drug-injecting equipment
3. Avoiding mother-to-child transmission during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding
4. Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), which is a short-term treatment that can prevent infection after potential exposure to the virus
5. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which is a daily medication that can prevent infection in people who are at high risk of being exposed to the virus.

It's important to note that HIV infection is manageable with proper treatment and care, and that people living with HIV can lead long and healthy lives. However, it's important to be aware of the risks and take steps to prevent transmission.

There are several types of diabetes mellitus, including:

1. Type 1 DM: This is an autoimmune condition in which the body's immune system attacks and destroys the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, resulting in a complete deficiency of insulin production. It typically develops in childhood or adolescence, and patients with this condition require lifelong insulin therapy.
2. Type 2 DM: This is the most common form of diabetes, accounting for around 90% of all cases. It is caused by a combination of insulin resistance (where the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin) and impaired insulin secretion. It is often associated with obesity, physical inactivity, and a diet high in sugar and unhealthy fats.
3. Gestational DM: This type of diabetes develops during pregnancy, usually in the second or third trimester. Hormonal changes and insulin resistance can cause blood sugar levels to rise, putting both the mother and baby at risk.
4. LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults): This is a form of type 1 DM that develops in adults, typically after the age of 30. It shares features with both type 1 and type 2 DM.
5. MODY (Maturity-Onset Diabetes of the Young): This is a rare form of diabetes caused by genetic mutations that affect insulin production. It typically develops in young adulthood and can be managed with lifestyle changes and/or medication.

The symptoms of diabetes mellitus can vary depending on the severity of the condition, but may include:

1. Increased thirst and urination
2. Fatigue
3. Blurred vision
4. Cuts or bruises that are slow to heal
5. Tingling or numbness in hands and feet
6. Recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections
7. Flu-like symptoms such as weakness, dizziness, and stomach pain
8. Dark, velvety skin patches (acanthosis nigricans)
9. Yellowish color of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
10. Delayed healing of cuts and wounds

If left untreated, diabetes mellitus can lead to a range of complications, including:

1. Heart disease and stroke
2. Kidney damage and failure
3. Nerve damage (neuropathy)
4. Eye damage (retinopathy)
5. Foot damage (neuropathic ulcers)
6. Cognitive impairment and dementia
7. Increased risk of infections and other diseases, such as pneumonia, gum disease, and urinary tract infections.

It is important to note that not all individuals with diabetes will experience these complications, and that proper management of the condition can greatly reduce the risk of developing these complications.

1. Pesticide poisoning: Agricultural workers who handle or apply pesticides may be at risk for poisoning, which can cause a range of symptoms including headaches, dizziness, and nausea. Prolonged exposure to pesticides has also been linked to an increased risk of cancer.
2. Lung disease: Agricultural workers who work with dusty crops or in confined spaces may be at risk for lung diseases such as bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma.
3. Heat stress: Agricultural workers who work outdoors during hot weather may be at risk for heat stress, which can lead to symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, and fatigue. In severe cases, heat stress can be fatal.
4. Noise-induced hearing loss: Agricultural workers who are exposed to loud noises, such as tractors or other machinery, may be at risk for noise-induced hearing loss.
5. Musculoskeletal disorders: Agricultural workers may be at risk for musculoskeletal disorders such as back pain, joint pain, and repetitive strain injuries due to the physical demands of their work.
6. Skin diseases: Agricultural workers who handle animals or are exposed to chemicals may be at risk for skin diseases such as allergic contact dermatitis or fungal infections.
7. Eye diseases: Agricultural workers who work with pesticides or other chemicals may be at risk for eye diseases such as conjunctivitis or cataracts.
8. Respiratory diseases: Agricultural workers who handle grain or other dusty materials may be at risk for respiratory diseases such as hypersensitivity pneumonitis or farmer's lung.
9. Infectious diseases: Agricultural workers may be at risk for infectious diseases such as Q fever, which is caused by a bacteria that can be found in the intestines of some animals.
10. Mental health disorders: The stress and isolation of agricultural work may contribute to mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, or substance abuse.

It's important for agricultural workers to take precautions to protect their health and safety on the job, such as wearing personal protective equipment, following proper handling and application procedures for chemicals, and taking regular breaks to rest and stretch. Additionally, employers should provide a safe work environment and training on safe work practices to help prevent injuries and illnesses.

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  • CHWs help connect people in their neighborhoods to the health care system. (
  • We describe the impact of community health workers (CHWs) providing community-based support services to enrollees who are high consumers of health resources in a Medicaid managed care system. (
  • Community Health Workers (CHWs) are lay members of communities who serve for pay or as volunteers in association with the local health care system in both urban and rural environments and usually share ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status, and life experiences with the community members served. (
  • CHWs are identified by many titles such as community health advisors, lay health advocates, "promotores(as)," patient navigators, community health representatives, peer health promoters, and peer health educators. (
  • Community Health Workers (CHWs) are people who come from the communities they serve. (
  • CHWs act as caring neighbors to help patients address the social, medical and community problems that lead to poor health. (
  • This online course provides an interactive overview of the challenges that CHWs may face in preparing communities for COVID-19 vaccination campaigns. (
  • The Affordable Care Act (ACA) promoted the broader use of Community Health Workers (CHWs) through a number of initiatives designed to reward health outcomes and value rather than paying providers by volume. (
  • Community Health Workers (CHWs) have the potential to reduce health care costs and improve health care access, particularly for people with complex human service needs. (
  • States can use their SIM experience and momentum from aligning multiple stakeholders to overcome the challenges to diffusing CHWs throughout the health care system. (
  • The new community health workers (CHWs) lacked experience of the programme. (
  • Data were collected from 431 CHWs in eight Community Health Centres and 11 clinics using a pre-tested, self-administered questionnaire. (
  • The International Labour Organization defines Community monitored regularly by supervisors conducting meetings to Health Workers (CHWs) as `members that provide support and check their activities. (
  • CHWs' activities and provision of support with refresher training health and social services. (
  • 1988. In 2004, a specialised training programme for CHWs optimal, especially in the areas of maternal and child health. (
  • CHWs play a central role in communities despite their lack of trained, supported and supervised.9 formal training to adequately perform their activities. (
  • Methods A search strategy was developed in line with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines, and five electronic databases (Medline, Global Health, ERIC, EMBASE and CINAHL) were searched to identify peer-reviewed studies published until December 2016 on the training of CHWs for prevention or control of CVD and its risk factors in LMICs. (
  • Community Health Workers (CHWS) are a vital and growing part of New Mexico's healthcare workforce. (
  • CHWS also serve as health educators and leaders in their communities. (
  • The CCHD founded the NCHWTC, which trains individuals to become certified CHWs as well as community health worker instructors. (
  • In addition to offering trainings, the Texas A&M researchers are collecting demographic and work information about community health workers in different states to better understand CHWs at the national level. (
  • At El Futuro, we work to extend the capacity of the Community Health Workers (CHWs) to meet the growing mental health needs of the Latinx community in Durham and surrounding areas. (
  • Are There Performance Advantages Favoring Federally Qualified Health Centers in Medical Home Care for Persons with Severe Mental Illness? (
  • Community health workers are also known by other titles such as outreach workers, patient advocators and health coaches and practice at homes, agencies, community events, community health centers, shelters, hospitals, schools and other worksites throughout communities. (
  • The conclusions, findings, and opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors' affiliated institutions. (
  • This Pandemic Health Navigator Program workforce was made possible by a nearly $55 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the federal pandemic relief passed by Congress. (
  • Community health workers, also known as promotores , are a valuable asset to many different health and health-related agencies, including federally qualified health centers and hospitals. (
  • Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. (
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 1 CPH recertification credits for this program. (
  • That's by design, said Tracey Smith, who oversees the Pandemic Health Navigator Program for the Illinois Department of Public Health and is not related to Denise Smith. (
  • But as covid cases have waned, the number of Illinois' pandemic health workers has decreased by nearly a third, to roughly 450, in part because they have found other opportunities. (
  • During the Covid-19 pandemic the need for community health workers increased in New Mexico. (
  • The workers were hired by the provincial health department in an effort to bolster services during the pandemic. (
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, community health workers in Africa have courageously worked to deliver lifesaving care and maintain essential health services for populations most in need. (
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated mental health problems in the Latinx community, a community already facing mental health disparities pre-pandemic. (
  • We are forming partnerships that build a strong foundation for ongoing training and capacity-building of Community Health Workers to meet increased mental health needs in the Latinx and other immigrant communities in the wake of ongoing pandemic impacts. (
  • You'll also learn more about where we are in the COVID-19 pandemic, including COVID-19 Community Levels. (
  • She said community health workers are a growing workforce in Ohio and across the country and that trust is an important quality community health workers possess in order to grow and foster relationships. (
  • Hundreds of millions of dollars were supposed to go to building a community health workforce after the American Rescue Plan Act was signed into law last March, said Denise Smith, the founding executive director of the National Association of Community Health Workers . (
  • Community health workers are recognized in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as important members of the health care workforce . (
  • We recommend that other states follow the lead of these states, further developing the workforce of community health workers , devising appropriate regulations and credentialing , and allowing the services of these workers to be reimbursed. (
  • Introduction: Health workforce is the important pillar of health system in India. (
  • While the political future of the ACA remains uncertain, states continue to use their previously awarded SIM grants to experiment with how Community Health Workers can improve health care outcomes and lower the cost of care. (
  • Increasing statin prescription length would both save resources and improve health outcomes in South Africa," conclude the authors. (
  • The incorporation of field-based, community health workers as part of Medicaid managed care to provide supportive services to high resource-consuming enrollees can improve access to preventive and social services and may reduce resource utilization and cost. (
  • What Are the Roles of Community Health Workers in Medicaid Managed Care? (
  • This national study of the roles and activities of community health workers supported by Medicaid Managed Care Organizations finds that community health workers employed by Managed Care Organizations reported receiving significantly more training and benefits from their employers than community health workers who were contracted through other organizations. (
  • 6 School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa. (
  • Of 68 community health worker trainees recruited between June 4, 2012, and Feb 8, 2013, 42 were deemed qualified to do fieldwork (15 in Bangladesh, eight in Guatemala, nine in Mexico, and ten in South Africa). (
  • Perceptions of community health workers on their training, teamwork and practice: a cross-sectional study in Tshwane district, Gauteng, South Africa. (
  • Background: In 2011, South Africa established ward-based outreach teams (WBOTs) comprising Community Health Workers as part of strategies to strengthen primary healthcare. (
  • Understanding that a physician is not always available in low-resource settings, the authors demonstrated that community health workers can efficiently screen adults for cardiovascular disease in South Africa, Mexico and Guatemala. (
  • The second study investigates the health and economic impacts of increasing prescription length for statins in South Africa, where the rates of statin use are among the lowest in the world. (
  • World Health Organization. (
  • This achievement has been possible thanks to efforts by the government, in partnership with World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners, to expand and decentralize malaria control initiatives to the community level through a range of measures from public education to prevention, diagnosis and treatment. (
  • Notably, Women in Global Health honored IntraHealth's Jeanne Tessougué at the WHA event as one of seven "Heroines of Health" recognized for their leadership in improving healthcare and advancing gender equality. (
  • Gaye will receive the honor at the Consortium's annual awards gala on May 7, in recognition of his lifelong commitment to advancing global health. (
  • Advancing health equity by focusing on the health worker gap in First Nations communities is a core pillar of Johnson & Johnson Australia's Reconciliation Action Plan. (
  • In addition to disseminating critical information on malaria prevention, community health workers like Theoneste provide early diagnosis and treatment, distribute insecticide-treated bed nets and conduct indoor residual spraying to help prevent transmission. (
  • Thanks to them, we have been able to bring malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment into the heart of the community, which has also reduced the strain on health facilities. (
  • Smith is optimistic the program will secure money to keep an estimated 300 community health workers on staff and then use the goodwill they've built up in communities to focus on disease prevention. (
  • First systematic review to evaluate the effectiveness of training community health workers for the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors in low-income and middle-income countries. (
  • ACTION 2.0 also plans to equip at least 10 programs and/or organizations that utilize community health workers with best practices on prevention, detection, treatment, survivorship and navigation for these types of cancer. (
  • Harris Health focuses on the delivery of primary care, wellness and prevention services to the residents of Harris County, Texas, through its extensive network of inpatient and outpatient facilities. (
  • Describe how to promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention. (
  • Forum on Youth Violence in Minority Communities Setting the Agenda for Prevention. (
  • Additionally, community health workers' interactions with patients have reduced unnecessary emergency room visits and hospital admissions. (
  • Assisting them were eight community health workers who were conducting home visits, registering patients at the clinic, and taking patients' blood pressure. (
  • NIOSH staff are conducting site visits to tribal locations in different parts of the country to discuss AI/AN worker safety and health. (
  • The Creation of a Field Manual for Community Health Workers to Teach Child Health and Development During Home Visits: A Case Study of Participatory Content Creation. (
  • Prior experience as an outreach worker preferred. (
  • For example, NCHWTC developed the Advanced Cancer Training, Information, Outreach and Navigation (ACTION) project in partnership with the College of Nursing, which disseminates cancer-related trainings to community health workers in rural and medically underserved communities. (
  • Work Experience: Three (3) years of experience with patient navigation, care management, or any kind of direct service provision to patients in a community health/outreach, and/or health care setting. (
  • The goal is to help patients deal with the 'real life' issues that keep them from staying healthy, help with the tasks of getting medical care, and work on health goals by doing things like planning healthy meals or finding time to exercise. (
  • At Inspira Health , you'll join with the area's most dedicated and distinguished team to bring quality and compassionate care to our communities. (
  • Our charitable nonprofit health care organization serves communities across southern New Jersey. (
  • Regional meeting on upgradation of training of training of community-based health workers within the context of revitalization of primary health care. (
  • However, until ACA was passed in 2010, CHW roles within health care systems were limited. (
  • This brief, developed with support from the Commonwealth Fund, highlights the ways that states are using SIM grants to integrate Community Health Workers into value-based health care systems. (
  • Managed care organizations are increasingly engaging community health workers to support service delivery for their members, particularly in the realm of social determinants of health. (
  • Some states now require managed care organizations to offer community health workers services. (
  • Although the roles and activities of community health workers working in other contexts (eg, clinics, hospitals, community-based organizations) are well established, there is sparse knowledge about how managed care organizations are operationalizing community health workers roles and whether community health workers activities differ based on whether community health workers are employed directly by managed care organizations or contracted through other organizations. (
  • In 2021, 2 community health workers professional associations and a university partnered to conduct a national cross-sectional survey of community health workers working with managed care organizations. (
  • Community health workers employed by managed care organizations reported receiving significantly more training and benefits from their employers than community health workers who were contracted through other organizations. (
  • Managed care organizations-based community health workers were more likely to support members with high-cost conditions and high service use, whereas contracted community health workers were more likely to engage in population-focused interventions, which may produce less immediately visible financial returns. (
  • She believes paying for such workers is a necessity, not a luxury, in helping people navigate the nation's broken health care system and disjointed government assistance programs. (
  • The fragmented American health care system - and its systemic inequities - won't disappear with covid, she said. (
  • Teams from DAI Global Health and its affiliate, IntraHealth International, returned from the 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA72) in Geneva, Switzerland, praising the body's resolutions to broaden access to primary healthcare and strengthen support for the local health workers-frequently women-who deliver that care. (
  • Community health workers have a key role to play in delivering primary health care-they speak local languages and have the trust of local people," the WHO statement affirmed. (
  • The majority were able to provide efficient health care despite the challenges experienced, which were lack of equipment, walking long distances, and safety on the streets and in households with patients who had mental health problems among others. (
  • no link reductions in infant mortality and hospitalisations due to between the community-based services and services offered primary care sensitive conditions. (
  • Are community health workers effective in retaining women in the maternity care continuum? (
  • The community health worker (CHW) is a less-recognized health care role that is often held by a person who is well-known in their local community. (
  • During the monsoon season, these riverside communities are cut off from essential medical care for weeks at a time. (
  • With support from Johnson & Johnson Foundation, UNICEF is enabling dedicated health workers who traverse the hazardous river to deliver much needed medical care to families in the chars. (
  • Our modeling indicated that screening by community health workers, combined with improved treatment rates, would increase the number of deaths averted from 15,000 to 110,000, compared to standard care," write the authors. (
  • This aims to increase trust, reduce fear that mental health treatment will result in deportation/hurt immigration status, and address barriers to care to reduce underutilization of mental health services by Latine people. (
  • Success would mean that more Latine community members experience positive mental wellbeing, whether they are using effective self care skills, getting support from a promotor or peer support specialist, or getting access to a culturally responsive clinician or family navigator. (
  • As a Community Health Worker, you will serve as an integral member of Correctional Health's interdisciplinary care team, partnering to help patients improve their health holistically. (
  • You will work alongside, and will be supported by, a care team associated with each patient in order to help improve patients total health. (
  • Such work is being done since 2013, on a monthly basis, and participants are CHW of a Primary Health Care Unit located in the north side of a city in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. (
  • The study highlights the relevance of the integration among University, Primary Health Care Units and CHW. (
  • Health systems face problems of quality of service and medical malpractice which undermine their role and their medical calling and which also discredit medical care. (
  • In the context of such problems, it is essential to study the relationship between health care professionals and users of health insurance. (
  • Efficient utilization of scarce community‑level human resources in health care is critical to ensure optimum care in a community. (
  • and providing health education for health care providers and community members. (
  • Every day, around the clock, people who work in the health care industry provide care for millions of people, from newborns to the very ill. (
  • In fact, the health care industry is one of largest providers of jobs in the United States. (
  • Contact a health care provider if you have questions about your health. (
  • We trace how two states, Massachusetts and Minnesota , initiated comprehensive policies to foster far more utilization of community health workers and, in the case of Minnesota , to make their services reimbursable under Medicaid . (
  • Objective: To describe the time utilization pattern of health workers (HWs) during field activity at the primary healthcare level and to study the facilitators and barriers in efficient time utilization. (
  • This study aimed at assessing perceptions of community health workers on their training, teamwork and practice. (
  • Study characteristics were extracted using a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and quality assessed using Effective Public Health Practice Project's Quality Assessment Tool. (
  • Quality of studies was assessed and papers were critically appraised using Effective Public Health Practice Project's Quality Assessment Tool. (
  • What are the implications for public health practice? (
  • In 2022, 55% of all recorded cases were diagnosed and treated by community health workers, compared with 15% in 2016. (
  • Clark, who is with the School of Public Health , and Bolin, Associate Dean for Research School of Nursing , presented on the project findings and best practices at the 2022 National Rural Health Association Conference. (
  • The Community Health Worker Policy Evidence Assessment Report assesses the evidence for 14 types of interventions addressed in state CHW laws to inform policy decision makers, researchers, and community and health organizations. (
  • provides an update to the previous CHW PEAR and assesses evidence for two types of CHW policy interventions addressed in existing state laws to inform state decision makers and public health organizations. (
  • Scott is one of the over 650 community health workers the Illinois Department of Public Health hired through local, community-based organizations starting last March. (
  • But, she said, much of the money is being quickly spent on health departments or national initiatives, not local, community-based organizations. (
  • In 2013, NIOSH launched an initiative to partner with AI/AN communities, tribal serving organizations, and other stakeholders to provide occupational safety and health support. (
  • Tribal representatives, tribal serving organizations, academia, and state and federal government agencies came together to advance worker safety and health among AI/AN. (
  • NIOSH is interested in partnering with tribes and tribal serving organizations to advance Tribal Worker Safety and Health programs and initiatives and to increase understanding of surveillance in Indian Country. (
  • Examining Occupational Health and Safety Disparities Using National Data: A Cause for Continuing Concern. (
  • 1. Increase access to mental health promotion services for Latinx families that are on the waiting list at El Futuro or are identified as distressed by community health workers currently engaged in COVID-19 work. (
  • Along with partners, we increased awareness of Community Health Workers as an essential component of Latinx community COVID response strategy. (
  • During the webinar, CDC experts will discuss the science to keep people safe during public health emergencies, including COVID-19. (
  • Evaluating COVID-19 Risk to Essential Workers by Occupational Group: A Case Study in Massachusetts. (
  • There was an excellent session on transforming primary healthcare in the digital age, and it's clear there is real potential for progress at the community level and for empowerment of people and health workers," she said. (
  • In many countries, primary healthcare is driven largely by health workers-especially community health workers-who are often the first and only link between communities and health systems. (
  • For comparison, data was collected on another group of 448 enrollees who were also high consumers of health resources but who did not receive CHW intervention. (
  • For all measures, there was a significant reduction in both numbers of claims and payments after the community health worker intervention. (
  • New holistic intervention methods are strengthening the capacity of caregivers and community childcare workers to provide children adequate support for their physical, mental and social development. (
  • Dozens of healthcare professionals gathered earlier this month for a Community Health Workers Stakeholders Convening hosted by Ohio University's College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP). (
  • This relationship enables the worker to serve as a liaison between the community and other healthcare professionals to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and competence of service delivery," Shaw said. (
  • The process of employing community healthcare workers permanently has been at the chamber and the department is part of those negotiations and during those negotiations, the Department of Health in Gauteng decided to proceed and employ them permanently. (
  • Community healthcare workers might have returned to work for now, but their union says the fight is far from over. (
  • At Harris Health System, we champion better health for our patients, their families and our community, by connecting them to an integrated healthcare system that provides high-quality healthcare. (
  • How are men's health issues treated and prioritized in our healthcare system? (
  • Texas A&M University faculty members Heather Clark, DrPH, MSPH, and Jane Bolin, PhD, JD, BSN, are leading efforts to support community health workers by developing and providing trainings on critical health issues while also collecting data to better understand the roles these individuals play in rural health initiatives. (
  • What types of Tribal Worker Safety and Health programs and initiatives are active in your community? (
  • In August, 2015, NIOSH and the Center for Health, Work and Environment , a Center within the Colorado School of Public Health, convened the first partnership workshop on the occupational safety and health issues of AI/AN workers. (
  • Representatives from the Navajo Nation and Shoshone-Bannock Tribe s presented their Tribal occupational safety and health programs. (
  • Additionally, an AI/AN occupational safety and health network was created to share resources and build capacity. (
  • Ongoing discussions with partners continue to inform how NIOSH can best provide occupational safety and health support to AI/AN communities. (
  • Working with the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) to highlight occupational safety and health in Tribal public health though their Annual Tribal Public Health Summit. (
  • and how NIOSH and the occupational safety and health community can contribute to these efforts. (
  • To learn more and stay connected, join the new NIOSH-NIHB Tribal Occupational Safety and Health listserv. (
  • The main goal of the initiative is to maximize resources to build and strengthen capacity to ensure workers make it home safely to their families in tribal communities. (
  • Data was collected on services provided, and community resources accessed. (
  • Health Services in the North West have resumed after community health workers in the province went on strike last week. (
  • ChesPenn Health Services is seeking a Community Health Worker with a dedication to serving the community. (
  • The CHW uses his/her knowledge of the local community and the health and human services resources in the area to empower patients and their families to understand and mange their health needs. (
  • As an organization in official relations with the WHO, IntraHealth submitted a total of nine statements to the Assembly-advocating for the investments needed to ensure high-quality health services in underserved communities-and took an active role in the event, leading or participating in five side-events, including the UHC Town Hall on May 21. (
  • They create a bridge between provi- courses by programme supervisors are attributed with their ders of health, social and community services and communities success.6,8 that may have difficulty in accessing these services. (
  • Reducing the barriers preventing Black and Brown people in the UK from accessing mental health services by engaging the community and drawing on the experiences and views of young people, their families and the health professionals who work alongside them. (
  • An 'offline-first' health tech platform from reach52 is allowing community health workers to collect health data even in low-connectivity areas and to use the data to deliver targeted health services. (
  • UNICEF Lebanon is working with partners including Johnson & Johnson Foundation to build the capacity of health workers in the country by strengthening primary and community health services. (
  • A gateway to the strategies, policies, programs and services delivered by the Department of Health and Human Services. (
  • Although culturally and linguistically aligned community-based mental health services are available to address Latinx mental health needs services far exceed the capacity to meet them. (
  • Each agency has committed to using the skills from Cuidar La Mente Es Cuidar La Vida and the additional training to provide mental health support to members of the community who might otherwise wait for services. (
  • This awareness will be the result of community education that normalizes the way stress and trauma affect us, decreases stigma related to mental illness and mental health services, and helps connect clients to appropriate resources. (
  • IMSEAR is the collaborative product of Health Literature, Library and Information Services (HELLIS) Network Member Libraries in the WHO South-East Asia Region. (
  • Several enabling factors and barriers were identified at personal, community, and health system level. (
  • Additionally, we are finalizing MOUs with 3 agencies to devote CHW's time to even deeper training in mental health using the Strong Minds, Strong Communities curriculum. (
  • Partnering with stakeholders in Oklahoma to adapt the NIOSH young worker curriculum, Youth@Work - Talking Safety , for Native youth to teach foundational knowledge and skills. (
  • Photo courtesy of the WHO's Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. (
  • To investigate this question, a university-community partnership created a participatory research team and conducted eight focus groups, in English and Spanish, with people holding low-wage jobs in various industries. (
  • One highlight was a report on the lifestyle changes some are making as a result of working with community health workers through local health departments with some resulting in lower A1C levels in patients with diabetes. (
  • Community health workers who successfully finished the training screened community residents aged 35-74 years without a previous diagnosis of hypertension, diabetes, or heart disease. (
  • Some of the training that has been developed covers critical health topics such as cancer, diabetes and smoking cessation. (
  • Oftentimes, the community health worker is the first line of defense in managing, or perhaps preventing, chronic conditions like diabetes or heart disease. (
  • As trusted community members, promotoras-community health workers in Spanish speaking communities-are uniquely effective in immigrant communities because of their ability to establish meaningful relationships based on shared experiences, mutual respect and deep empathy. (
  • Liz Dalsey is a Health Communication Specialist in the NIOSH Western States Office. (
  • Theoneste Nezehose, a community health worker in Esther's area, has for the past 12 years dedicated efforts to support Esther and her community to combat malaria. (
  • I receive supplies and training support from Mayange Health Centre, seven kilometres from here. (
  • Health plans would do well to ensure the community health workers they support, whether through contract or direct hiring, receive appropriate compensation and training, and have the freedom to engage in the full range of community health workers roles, including community-level interventions. (
  • A CHW Think Tank led by South Africa's National Department of Health is seeking to address critical gaps facing CHW policy implementation and to support community levelservice delivery improvements. (
  • With CHSP's recent funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission, there is potential to be on the forefront when it comes to community health workers working with people (in particular women) in reentry and recovery. (
  • Being able to make a difference in the lives of people like Esther and other fellow community members is a privilege I cherish every day. (
  • As the workers have gained the community's trust, Scott said, new requests have poured in from people who have heard about the catch-all program, which does more than what many people may think of as public health work. (
  • Workers such as Scott are uncertain about their futures and those of the people they help each day. (
  • Health workers without formal professional training can be adequately trained to effectively screen for, and identify, people at high risk of cardiovascular disease. (
  • Often it is a person who people would go to with questions or for help when they don't know where else to go," said Clark, who is co-director of the Center for Community Health Development (CCHD). (
  • and enhance quality of life for people in poor, underserved, and diverse communities . (
  • Andisiwe Pamba, who worked as a health promoter at the Sada Clinic, said she had signed a nine-month contract in June 2020. (
  • Factors that might affect SARS-CoV-2 transmission among foreign-born and U.S.-born poultry facility workers - Maryland, May 2020. (
  • In this observational study we investigated whether community health workers could do community-based screenings to predict cardiovascular disease risk as effectively as could physicians or nurses, with a simple, non-invasive risk prediction indicator in low-income and middle-income countries. (
  • Community health workers had to reside in the community where the screenings were done and had to be fluent in that community's predominant language. (
  • By using a paper-based or mobile phone-based screening tool that does not require blood testing, community health workers could conduct screenings in a cost-effective, or even cost-saving, manner in all three countries, compared to the usual clinic-based screening. (
  • Workers affiliated to National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) want community health workers to be permanently employed by the health department. (
  • Community health workers affiliated to Nehawu in the North West embarked on protest action last week. (
  • Secretary for Nehawu in the province, Patrick Makhafane, says more than 10 years has passed since they were promised that health workers would be absorbed by the department. (
  • Ohio University's College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP) is a place where innovative education and research happen every day. (
  • Heather Reed Robinson, associate director of the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center, provided insight into a statewide assessment of community health workers. (
  • A community health worker (CHW) is a frontline public health worker who improves the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. (
  • Dr. Georges Benjamin , executive director of the American Public Health Association, said that's the tragedy of the boom-bust nature of public health funding in the United States. (
  • The problem, as Benjamin sees it, is the country's lack of a systematic vision for public health. (
  • Community health workers were positioned as key to President Joe Biden's public health agenda. (
  • This summer, fifteen students in the Albuquerque Public Health Youth Corps completed a ten credit Community Health Worker Certificate program at Central New Mexico Community College. (
  • As the state continues to manage the public health crisis, programs such as CNM's CHW program are looking to recruit students interested in the profession. (
  • Indian Journal of Public Health. (
  • This includes community leaders, public health workers, and emergency responders. (
  • Discuss concerns and issues related to preparedness for and response to urgent public health threats. (
  • In particular, nontraditional work shifts and inflexible schedules limited participants' ability to adhere to public health recommendations for diet and physical activity. (
  • What types of conditions do they often arrive with and how can public health clinicians in particular prepare for them? (
  • We appreciate your time, honest practical advice, and your commitment to a safe workplace and healthy community. (
  • Workplace programs to address obesity in low-wage workers must include the effect of working conditions as a fundamental starting point. (
  • Information about each workplace fatal injury is obtained by cross referencing the source records, such as death certificates, workers' compensation reports, and Federal and State agency administrative reports. (
  • It was an inspiring meeting in many ways," said DAI's Paula Quigley , a medical doctor with particular expertise in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health. (
  • They say the provincial health department promised them permanent employment, but nothing has been done. (
  • The provincial health department says it has no funds to extend the workers' contracts. (
  • I'm excited about what we might do to try to continue to develop cohorts of community health workers and create opportunities for them to work and have an impact. (
  • Kerri Shaw, community health work program training director for Ohio University, explained that a community health worker is a frontline worker who is a trusted member of the community and usually has a close understanding of that community. (
  • And a lot of it has been going to AmeriCorps workers who may not be from the communities they work in - and make poverty-line salaries, Smith said. (
  • Once students turn 18 they will be able to apply for a state certification in Community Health Work, and begin to work in their communities. (
  • They are a trusted member of the community or someone who has a heightened understanding of the community they work with. (
  • You will work directly with patients to assess needs across all aspects of their lives, including any economic and social challenges alongside their physical and mental health needs. (
  • How are tribal worker data reported where you live and work? (
  • Most interventions target individual behaviors, sometimes in combination with improving the physical environment in the community but rarely involving modifications of the work environment. (
  • To work in a health occupation, you often must have special training. (
  • College Students' E-health Literacy, Social Media Use, and Perceptions of E-cigarettes in Taiwan. (
  • The scope and limits of these findings are discussed with reference to other studies, and a recommendation to expand the study to other health professionals and to include other cognitive variables in the model set is made. (
  • As trusted members of the communities they serve, they help create bridges between patients and health systems to better meet patients' needs. (
  • About 40% were previously unemployed, and hiring them injects money into the communities they serve. (
  • The FACES students are uniquely qualified to serve as leaders amongst their peer group and in their communities. (
  • We know that equipping our community health workers with the latest information has a direct and positive impact on those they serve. (
  • The Association of Untreated Mental Health Problems with Alcohol and Tobacco use Among New York City Taxi Drivers. (
  • Across all sites, 4383 community members were approached for participation and 4049 completed screening. (
  • Latine community members will experience increased awareness of mental health resources. (
  • Spokesperson for the Health Department, Tebogo Lekgethwane, says negotiations with the union are ongoing. (
  • The provincial Department of Health says it does not have funds to extend workers' contracts for at least the next two years. (
  • But the health department says it has no money to employ them. (
  • Another worker, Zandile Finca, said, "It is not our fault that [the department] failed to budget properly. (
  • The workers have given the department two weeks to respond to their demands. (
  • Eastern Cape health spokesperson Yonela Dekeda said the department has no additional budget to extend the workers' contracts this financial year. (
  • The department needs about R358 million to hire these health professionals to fill posts in community service, she said. (
  • Tribal safety and health professionals, tribal epidemiologists, state Health Department representatives and physicians attended. (
  • You'll hear more about how CDC evaluates data to give updated recommendations, the sources of the data, and how health equity fits into the framework of an emergency response. (
  • Long-time resident of community with good knowledge of the resources of the community. (
  • They are Red Cross and CPR trained and instructed in motivational interviewing while also gaining an understanding of community resources. (
  • On the Eat well , Move more , Be a healthy weight and Be smoke free pages of the Healthy Tasmania website we've gathered resources for health and community workers specific for those health topics. (
  • Here you'll find additional resources that relate to health and wellbeing more broadly, to help you improve the lives of your clients and community. (
  • Collaborative PrEP Implementation Strategies for Latino Men Who have Sex with Men: A Health Center-Community Consensus Process. (
  • Identify and manage varying levels of vaccine acceptance in the community and apply appropriate communication and community engagement strategies to address different audiences. (
  • Define strategies to identify and connect health agencies and existing RCCE mechanisms with community needs and capacities. (
  • Two-thirds of its workers identify as Latino/Hispanic or Black. (
  • CFOI uses multiple sources to identify, verify, and profile fatal worker injuries. (
  • Now more than ever, health workers must be adequately supported in order to foster healthy communities and cultivate resilient health systems. (
  • DAI Global Health President Chris LeGrand, who attended the assembly with IntraHealth CEO Pape Gaye and a significant contingent of DAI and IntraHealth staff, welcomed the WHO's emphasis on cross-sectoral engagement and the paramount importance of frontline health workers. (
  • Ashley Wennerstrom, Ph.D., M.P.H., is an Associate Professor at LSU Health Sciences Center-New Orleans. (
  • Healthdirect provides easy access to trusted, quality health information and advice online and over the phone. (
  • Harris Health is a proud recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered medical homes. (