Community Health Workers and Diabetes Interventions: A Resource for Program Managers and Administrators

2019-10-16T18:28:09+00:00

Over 30 million people in the United States (or 9.1% of the population) have Diabetes. About 7 million of those with diabetes have not been formally diag-nosed. Community Health Workers and Diabetes Interventions: A Resource for Program Managers and Administrators is a resource for Community Health Worker (CHW) Program Manager and Administrators that 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.

Community Health Workers & Hypertension and Heart Health Interventions: A Resource for Program Managers and Administrators

2019-10-16T18:22:46+00:00

Community Health Workers, Hypertension and Heart Health Interventions: A Resource for Program Managers and Administrators is a resource for Community Health Worker program managers and administrators. It explains how Community Health Worker-led intervention programs can positively impact patients who have hypertension. About 75 million American adults (1 in every 3) have high blood pressure. Although high blood pressure can be easily detected and can be controlled with lifestyle changes and medication, almost a third of individuals with hypertension don’t know they have it, and only about half have it under control. Due to their close understanding of and trust from the communities they serve, CHWs can be particularly strong champions for patients with hypertension and/or at risk of heart disease. This resource includes approaches that have been successful, a list of external resources, and additional information that will be useful to program managers and administrators looking to build on or begin a CHW-led hypertension and heart health intervention program.

Brief: Using the Community Health Worker Model to Promote Breastfeeding

2019-10-15T17:25:04+00:00

This brief report is a helpful resource for organizations that aim to implement breastfeeding programs using the Community Health Worker (CHW) model. It includes information from two successful CHW-led breastfeeding programs implemented by MHP Salud.

Using the Community Health Worker Model to Promote Breastfeeding

2019-01-22T20:04:05+00:00

The Using the Community Health Worker Model to Promote Breastfeeding is a short brief report that describes two successful CHW-led breastfeeding programs, and can be used as a resource for any organization looking to apply the CHW model to their own breastfeeding programs.