Community health workers (CHWs) are community members who serve as frontline health care professionals.
They generally work with the underserved and are indigenous to the community in which they work-ethnically, linguistically, socioeconomically, and experientially.
This article presents the results of a survey of 197 systematically selected health care providers in eight Bay Area counties.
The authors found that 25% of the health care providers in these eight counties hire CHWs.
The hiring projections indicate that opportunities are expanding for these frontline professionals ; the majority of growth is in public health departments and community-based organizations.
The majority of CHWs are women (66%) of color (77%) with a high school degree or less (58%). A total of 44% earn an annual salary of $20,00 to $25,000 ; 30% make more than $25,001.
AIDS and matemal and child health are the two major content foci of CHW work.
Mots-clés Pascal : Education santé, Agent santé, Interaction sociale, Support social, Aspect culturel, Ethnie, Programme sanitaire, Prévention, Evaluation, Homme, Promotion santé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Santé communautaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health education, Health worker, Social interaction, Social support, Cultural aspect, Ethnic group, Sanitary program, Prevention, Evaluation, Human, Health promotion, United States, North America, America, Community health
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0465441
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 03/02/1998.