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CHWs and Diabetes

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Resources and Reference Materials on CHWs and Diabetes

CHW-led interventions targeting diabetes and chronic disease management are known to have positive health outcomes for individuals and communities. Research has shown that that community members who participated in CHW-led programs had improvements in A1C levels, increased their physical activity, improved mental health, and had a better understanding of their condition. These resources goes in-depth about the positive impacts that CHW-led diabetes interventions can have on individual patients, organizations, and communities. They draw from MHP Salud’s own experience implementing and improving CHW-led programs that address diabetes and include information on other useful resources.

This issue brief showcases the important role of front-line CHW/Peer Specialists in maintaining connections with the community for diabetes control, especially in the time of a health pandemic.

This guide will provide access to information that will facilitate the identification of CHWs in their Health Centers and their roles in addressing diabetes self-management and prevention in their communities.

The Road to Health (RTH) Guided Implementation Project is designed to help Health Centers through the process of implementing a CHW program that addresses type 2 diabetes among their patients. Inside there are three core sessions: Diabetes and its Prevention, Making Healthy Food Choices, and Physical Activity and Movement. Further, this toolkit also includes real-life examples and hands-on activities to enhance learning.

This resource for Community Health Worker (CHW) Program Manager and Administrators,  explains the positive impact that CHW-led diabetes interventions can positively impact individual patients as well as organizations and communities. This resource also contains links to external resources, as well as contains MHP Salud’s own programmatic approaches to addressing diabetes.

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The Know Your A1C resource is an educational tool

One of the most commonly reported positive health outcomes in Community Health Worker-led diabetes interventions is the improvement/stabilization of A1C levels reported in patients. This bilingual tool for Community Health Workers can be printed into a pamphlet that participants can use to track their A1C and other biometric data.

This one-page brief report draws from MHP Salud’s years of experience utilizing the CHW model as a prevention and chronic disease management strategy in the U.S. around type 2 diabetes.

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This resource is formatted as a brief report.

This report offers an overview of how the CHW model has been used as an intervention and chronic care management approach when it comes to type 2 diabetes.

This resource for Community Health Workers provides information about diabetes, and tools  Community Health Workers can use to guide patients with diabetes towards a healthier future. Included with the guide are guidelines on how to manage diabetes, as well as an A1c tracker so patients can track their progress towards their A1c goals.

This resources is a quick guide.

Training for your organization, made simple.

In addition to publishing resources and conducting our own Community Health Worker (CHW) programs, MHP Salud offers a variety of training and consulting services to help organizations create and optimize their own CHW programs. When we provide these services, we put our 35 years of experience to work to enhance your organization’s services and improve your overall reach. Does your organization employ Community Health Workers? We can help.