Changes in empowerment : Effects of participation in a lay health promotion program.
The Camp Health Aide Program is a lay health promotion program for migrant and seasonal farmworkers.
The program increases access to health care while facilitating leadership development and empowerment of individual farmworkers through training and experience as lay health promoters (camp health aides [CHAs]). This article describes a study which documents impacts on the CHAs of working as lay health promoters in terms of changes in personal empowerment.
The authors developed a working definition of personal empowerment and interviewed 27 CHAs at three program sites (Arizona, New Jersey, and Florida) at three different times.
CHAs are grouped in five descriptive categories reflecting varying degrees of change in empowerment over this period.
Of the total group of 27 CHAs, 24 exhibited some increase in personal empowerment during the study period.
These changes are described in detail, and implications are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme sanitaire, Promotion santé, Immigration, Travail saisonnier, Education santé, Agent santé, Interaction sociale, Engagement personnel, Evaluation, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Santé communautaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary program, Health promotion, Immigration, Seasonal work, Health education, Health worker, Social interaction, Personal commitment, Evaluation, Human, United States, North America, America, Community health
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0465139
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 03/02/1998.