Chronic Illness News and Updates
Community Health Workers Encourage Migrant Seasonal Agricultural Worker Families to Make Healthier Decisions
Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers (MSAW) are predominantly Hispanic. Family plays a significant role in this community's lives; they provide support, guidance, and encouragement. The family makeup of the Hispanic community goes beyond the traditional nuclear family. Households include cousins, aunts/uncles, grandparents, and sometimes family friends.
CHWs Assist MSAW Communities with Overcoming Barriers to Diabetes Management
Although their work requires tremendous physical labor and extended shifts, MSAWs are at a higher risk of developing chronic health conditions.
Diabetes Across the Lifespan – Healthy Eating Considerations for Latino Families
CHWs provide assistance to vulnerable populations that are at a higher risk for chronic illnesses such as diabetes due to their lack of access to healthcare and healthy food options.
Familismo and Fatalismo: Impact on Diabetes Management
Culture, familismo and fatalismo have a significant impact diabetes control and management among Latino populations.