Tag: community

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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POPPED – Prescription Opioid Prevention Through Pre-Professional Education & Discussion

Developed by SOPHE/CDC 2017-18 Unintentional Injury Prevention Fellow Brandon Horvath, MPH, the POPPED curriculum is designed to increase awareness about the opioid epidemic and initiatives at the local, state and federal levels. Health professional students at Thomas Jefferson University showed significant increases in both knowledge and awareness about the opioid…

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