Field Epidemiology
 

Community Health Workers Advancing Population Health Equity & Promoting Structural Competency

Originally presented on February 25, 2016

Speakers:
Nadia Islam, Ph.D.

Deputy Director of Research, NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health at NYU School of Medicine.

Rucha Kavathe, Ph.D.
Community Health Worker, United Sikhs

This webinar demonstrates how community health workers (CHWs) are frontline public health professionals who have an unusually close understanding of the communities they serve through shared ethnicity, culture, language, and life experiences.  CHW approaches have been increasingly advocated as a mechanism to improve the health of minority and underserved populations, particularly in the current healthcare context.  In this presentation, Drs. Islam and Kavathe will describe how the CHW model advances population health equity and structural competence by engaging in context-driven health promotion and prevention, addressing social determinants of health, and enhancing community capacity and leadership.  They will share their experience of implementing and evaluating CHW approaches across diverse Asian American communities in New York City, and highlight a specific case study.

Learning Objectives
After watching this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the community health worker model
  • Describe how community health worker approaches advance population health equity and structural competence
  • Describe how community health workers are relevant for the Asian American population
  • Explain how community health workers improve health and well-being in Asian American communities

The planners, moderator, and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.


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The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits are offered until February 28, 2019.


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Certified Health Education Specialist Contact Hours

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Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until February 28, 2019.