There have been numerous calls in the literature for health educators to develop programs to improve access to and utilization of health and human services by traditionally underserved communities, including Latinos.
While the literature suggests several principles that can guide the development of these programs, it is important to address the needs, and build on the strengths, of the specific community of interest.
It is, therefore, important to use collaborative approaches in which community members take an active role in the initiation, design, implementation, and evaluation of program activities.
Lay health advisor programs are particularly well suited to this approach as they are designed to build on the strength of already existing community relationships to improve community health.
This article describes a collaborative, culturally appropriate, holistic, and ecological lay health advisor program--the Latino Health Advocacy Program.
Lessons learned and implications for future program development are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Education santé, Agent santé, Interaction sociale, Support social, Programme sanitaire, Aspect culturel, Barrière linguistique, Service santé, Prévention, Evaluation, Homme, Promotion santé, Latinoaméricain, Ethnie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Santé communautaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health education, Health worker, Social interaction, Social support, Sanitary program, Cultural aspect, Linguistic barrier, Health service, Prevention, Evaluation, Human, Health promotion, Latinamerican, Ethnic group, United States, North America, America, Community health
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0465440
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 03/02/1998.