2016 AzCHOW Represented at Unity Conference

Representatives of AzCHOW and the Arizona community health worker workforce movement traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, earlier this year to participate in the 14th annual Unity Conference, sponsored by the Center for Sustainable health Outreach (CSHO.)  The theme for the conference was  Community Health Workers: Social Change Agents Advancing Health Equity and…

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Resources for Elders

Care Partner Information: Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia Caregiving Tips Elder Care and Care Partner sheets will refresh your knowledge on the relationship between cognitive impairment and physical activity, and provide some suggestions on how to encourage everyone to move – including those who are frail or have dementia. The…

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Call for Nominations: AzCHOW’S CHW Excellence Award

Nominate  a CHW colleague today for the 2016 AzCHOW Honor in Excellence Award

Nombrar una colega CHW (por sus siglas en Inglaís) para el 2016 AzCHOW Reconocimiento de Promotoras/es de Salud “Honor en Excellencia”

Please use the link below to make your nomination by May 31, 2016

Favor de usar el vínculo abajo para nombrar su candidato antes que el 31 de Mayo 2016

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5BKVHG6

La Asociación Americana de Salud Pública a adoptado la siguiente definición: Un Promotor/a de salud comunitaria ( CHW ) es un miembro de confianza de primera línea de la salud pública y tiene un entendimiento profundo de las comunidades a las cual sirve. Esta relación de confianza permite al CHW servir como enlace e intermediario para facilitar el acceso a los servicios sociales,  de salud  y la comunidad; y así mejorar la calidad y la competencia cultural de los servicios ofrecidos. Un Trabajador Comunitario también fomenta la capacidad individual al igual que comunitaria, incrementando su conocimiento de salud y  auto suficiencia a través de una serie de actividades como alcance  y educación comunitaria,  consejería informal, apoyo  social y abogacía” (Asociación Americana de Salud Pública, 2009)

The American Public Health Association has adopted the following definition: A Promoter / a community health (CHW) is a trusted member of frontline public health and has a deep understanding of the communities it serves. This trust relationship allows the CHW to  serve as a liaison and intermediary between commnity members and service agenies  to facilitate access to social services, health and community. In this way, community health worker interventions improve access to services as well as the quality and cultural competence of the services offered. A community health worker also encourages individual and community capacity by helping community members increase  knowledge of health and self-sufficiency through a series of activities such as outreach and community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy” (American Public Health Association, 2009 )