WORKSHOP: Enhancing the Delivery of Care: The Promotor(a) de Salud/CHW Role on Clinical Care Teams
Midwest Stream Forum for Agricultural Worker Health
Tuesday, September 18, 2017
1:30PM – 3:00PM EDT
By 2030, the number of Americans living with one or more chronic conditions is expected to rise to 163 million people. Navigating the health care system can be challenging for individuals with chronic conditions, particularly those who also face cultural and linguistic barriers, such as agricultural workers. Community-based outreach efforts through Promotores(as) de Salud/Community Health Workers (CHWs) have achieved documented success in improving health outcomes for agricultural workers. During this workshop, Health Outreach Partners and MHP Salud will present the benefits of including CHWs as members of the clinical care team and provide strategies and tools that Health Centers can use to accomplish this. Case studies and group discussion will be used to illustrate how CHWs can successfully be integrated into clinical care teams.