Health Equity

January 17, 2007

Community Health Workers

Filed under: Access to Care, Community Health Workers, Patient Navigators, Promotores — healthequityassociates @ 4:13 pm

Community health workers…accepted members of provider/agency teams or not?  Research is increasingly showing that community health workers (CHW) are effective in motivating behavior change, assisting individuals in accessing care and navigating through complex health/human service systems to improve their quality of life.  So what is it that policy makers and providers know (or don’t know) about CHWs?


Access to Care

Filed under: Access to Care — healthequityassociates @ 4:08 pm

Limited english proficiency should not preclude people from receiving the care or services they need to be healthy, yet, many people find it difficult to be understood by providers.  This blog is interested in finding stellar examples of ways in which providers are overcoming language barriers.

Civil Rights

Filed under: Civil Rights — healthequityassociates @ 4:01 pm

Is health a civil right?

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