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Developing community health worker diabetes training

The researchers of this study designed, implemented and evaluated a 48-hour training program for community health workers (CHWs) deployed to diabetes care teams in community health centers (CHCs). There were statistically significant increases in the scores of CHWs’ self-reported knowledge in 8 of 15 curricular domains. Qualitative analysis revealed that CHWs preferred skill-based and case-based teaching, shorter training days but more contact hours. CHWs reported that pre-deployment training alone is insufficient for successful integration into care teams. CHW supervisors reported that CHC’s readiness to accept CHWs as members of the care team was as important to successful deployment as training.

Health Educ Res, Aug 2012 [Full Abstract]

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