TITLE

STANDARDIZED ACADEMIC EDUCATION PREPARES COMPETENT COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS

AUTHOR(S)
Whitley, Elizabeth M.; Drisko, Jodi; Everhart, Rachel M.; Samuels, Benilda A.
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2007, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p121
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In an effort to standardize and elevate the preparation of Community Health Workers (CHWs), two Colorado agencies, Denver Health and the Community College of Denver collaborated on creating, implementing and evaluating a standardized, academic education certificate program. This case study describes the education program that provides CHWs with the basic, transferable skills necessary to succeed in today's professional healthcare workforce and to be effective in improving the health of their communities. Additionally, the program serves as an entry for individuals into a health career and higher education.
ACCESSION #
26967116

 

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