TITLE

DEVELOPING A COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER MODEL TO INCORPORATE PATIENT LEADERSHIP AND ADVOCACY WITHIN THE ASIAN IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY: A PRACTICAL PERSPECTIVE

AUTHOR(S)
Liou, Julia; Lee, Jennifer; Somsanith, Darouny; Hirota, Sherry; Okahara, Linda; Nguyen, Kim Dung; Billings, Phuong-An Doan
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2007, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p105
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article chronicles the development of a Community Health Worker (CHW) model at Asian Health Services (AHS), a community health center, to integrate patient leadership development and advocacy into its work. With a CHW model that has evolved from a disease specific approach to one of health equity, AHS has taken steps to proactively address political environments and interweave patient leadership development with the establishment of Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean Patient Leadership Councils. The impetus behind the formation of these councils and the steps taken towards incorporating these patient leader groups into AHS' CHW infrastructure is described. Through this process, AHS has established a foundation for patient leadership and engagement in low-income Asian immigrant communities.
ACCESSION #
26967114

 

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