Tag: collaboration

Complementary roles and training of health education specialists & community health workers

Health education specialists and community health workers are valuable occupations that improve the health of individuals and communities. These occupations have complementary roles in addressing health care demands and strengthening individual and community capacity through patient and community education, patient navigation, referrals, social support, advocacy and other activities. Although their…

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Guide to Effectively Educating State and Local Policymakers

The Guide to Effectively Educating State and Local Policymakers is a timely resource that facilitates the action steps needed to educate policymakers on relevant health policy issues. The guide stems from the curriculum of SOPHE’s State Health Policy Institute (SHPI) that ran from 2009-2011. The guide is comprised of six chapters…

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Report: National Organizations Empowering Communities to Improve Population Health

The final report of the Partnering4Health three-year project funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The overall goal of CDC’s funding was to implement, evaluate, and disseminate evidence- and practice-based community health activities that promote health equity and eventually lead to a five percent reduction in the rate…

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Partnering4Health Sustainability Toolkit

Chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, are the leading causes of preventable death and disability in the United States. As a result, CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion funds programs that help communities promote healthy behaviors and environments where Americans live, learn, work,…

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