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The results are in, and they prove the effectiveness of CHW-led maternal-child health programs

It’s no secret that we are huge advocates of using the Community Health Worker model to increase breastfeeding rates among underserved populations. It’s an effective strategy that addresses the cultural barriers that many Hispanic women face when trying to access healthcare resources for maternal-infant health. The health and economic benefits of breastfeeding are well documented. [...]

2017-08-28T17:14:05+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Children, Family, Health|Comments Off on The results are in, and they prove the effectiveness of CHW-led maternal-child health programs

These Community Health Worker Program Models Lower Patient Medical Costs

An analysis by the Connecticut Health Foundation has found that Connecticut healthcare organizations can improve patient health and save money by implementing community health worker programs. Community Health Workers (CHWs), also known as Promotoras, help empower underserved communities by acting as a liaison between the community and health or social services organizations. Community Health Workers are characterized by being members [...]

2017-07-31T21:17:29+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Community Health Workers, Health, Research|Comments Off on These Community Health Worker Program Models Lower Patient Medical Costs

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Health Coverage

In the United States, an estimated 12.7 million people signed up for coverage in the 2016 Open Enrollment, allowing them to gain or renew access to the health coverage they need. Enrolling in a health plan, however, is only the initial step. To help you go from coverage to care, the Centers for Medicare & [...]

2017-05-11T19:14:13+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Education, Health|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Health Coverage

Instinto Maternal Program promotes role of dads in first foods as it moves north for the season

In its second year, the Instinto Maternal Program has collected, cleaned and analyzed information from a series of community surveys and interviews with Latina mothers who work in agriculture about their successful breastfeeding experiences. The upshot: more than just the practices of the mother, the support from family members and the woman’s partner can be [...]

2017-04-19T21:22:36+00:00 May 20th, 2016|Children, Family, Health|Comments Off on Instinto Maternal Program promotes role of dads in first foods as it moves north for the season