In recent years, there have been few reports in the literature of interventions using a lay health advisor approach in an urban area.
Consequently, little is known about how implementation of this type of community health worker model, which has been used extensively in rural areas, may differ in an urban area.
This article describes the implementation of the East Side Village Health Worker Partnership, a lay health advisor intervention, in Detroit, Michigan, and notes how participatory action research methods and principles for community-based partnership research are being used to guide the intervention.
Findings are presented on how the urban context is affecting the design and implementation of this intervention.
Implications of the findings for health educators are also presented and include the utility of a participatory action research approach, the importance of considering the context and history of a community in designing a health education intervention, and the importance of recognizing and considering the differences between rural and urban settings when designing a health education intervention.
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme sanitaire, Education santé, Agent santé, Réseau social, Homme, Milieu urbain, Communauté, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Recherche action, Participation communautaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary program, Health education, Health worker, Social network, Human, Urban environment, Community, United States, North America, America, Community participation
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0153295
Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 21/07/1998.