Community health workers : Who they are and what they do.
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.