Bridging the Gap: How Community Health Workers Promote the by Sally Findley,Sergio Matos

By Sally Findley,Sergio Matos

Immigrants dwelling in US towns face myriad hindrances to gaining access to caliber overall healthiness care. This inequitable entry to care is compounded through the danger of persistent affliction accompanying the tension, pressure, and way of life alterations which may include lifestyles in a brand new country.

Bridging the Gap info the function, classes, and effectiveness of neighborhood medical experts (CHWs) in bringing overall healthiness care to underserved immigrant groups. Combining schooling, advocacy, and native cultural acumen, CHWs have confirmed profitable within the usa and overseas, bettering group overall healthiness and constructing a proof base for a way CHW courses can paintings for immigrants.

Based on a decade of in-depth reviews from a number of immigrant wellbeing and fitness courses in big apple urban with complementary interviews with dozens of immigrants and CHWs, Bridging the Gap bargains insights into how CHWs aid immigrants conquer the stumbling blocks to health and wellbeing care. The authors rigorously distill first-hand classes into concepts for top practices in constructing and using powerful CHW programs--insights that would be instantly worthwhile to any neighborhood workforce, municipal organization, or health and wellbeing care organization.

Bridging the Gap offers a manageable antidote to the possible intractable difficulties confronted by way of towns all around the pursuit of keeping and maximizing immigrant overall healthiness. it's a highly priceless access in burgeoning box that would be relevant to the subsequent century of city public health.

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