The use of lay health advisors (LHAs) to address the health disparity among African Americans is well documented and considered a culturally appropriate model of community health promotion.
The recruitment and training of LHAs are important components of the model but have not been fully explored in the LHA literature.
Recruitment and training of LHAs should reflect both the existing roles they have in their respective communities and those proposed by the programs to which they are recruited.
This article reviews and describes the components of recruitment and training as implemented in selected LHA programs among African Americans.
The article will address the role and purpose of LHAs in health promotion among African Americans, a historical perspective of recruitment and training, recruitment and training methods in selected LHAs programs for African Americans, and recommendations for the recruitment and training of LHAs for health promotion among African Americans.
Mots-clés Pascal : Education santé, Accessibilité, Communauté, Aspect culturel, Service santé, Interaction sociale, Formation professionnelle, Recrutement, Agent santé, Aidant, Recommandation, Homme, Promotion santé, Article synthèse, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Africain, Ethnie, Santé communautaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health education, Accessibility, Community, Cultural aspect, Health service, Social interaction, Occupational training, Recruitment, Health worker, Caregiver, Recommendation, Human, Health promotion, Review, United States, North America, America, African, Ethnic group, Community health
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0465140
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 03/02/1998.