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Community Health Worker Training

The Community Health Worker training was held at St. Mary’s Medical Center from Oct 12th - 14th and 17th - 21st, 2011.  Twelve individuals from the target community completed the training.  Two trainees were then hired for the study.  The curriculum included 40 hours of instruction in four main content areas: self-management skills, pediatric obesity, pediatric asthma, and pediatric asthma and obesity.   Als​o ​informed by topics of concern that arose during key informant interviews and focus groups and CURA 2’s desire to be culturally relevant, the curriculum included sessions on resource management (finances and food) and using healthier options in traditional Puerto Rican, African-American and Mexican-American dishes.  Evaluation of the CHWs knowledge and abilities was done through pre/post testing, skill demonstrations with asthma devices, and role plays to gauge their skill at interacting with peers and delivering information.   At the end of the training, each CHW demonstrated their proficiency with the asthma devices and conduct a standardized role play for the instructors in order to determine if they had sufficient mastery of training content.

 

 

 Training Manuals

 
Training Manuals
Complete Manual Overview Self-Management Module
Pediatric Asthma Module Pediatric Obesity Module Heart Failure Module
Home Visitation Module Evaluation Tools Continuing Education
Extra Documents
 
             
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 Community Health Worker Experiences

 
Community Health Worker Experiences
Introduction to a CHW Introduction to a CHW Smoking Cessation
Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Asthma Medications Helping Children Lose Weight
 
Teaching Equipment Behavior Change Plans