Community Health Worker Initiative of Sonoma County

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Resources

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"Paving a Path to Advance the Community Health Workforce in New York State: A New Summary and Report" (2011)
Community Health Workers in Massachusetts: Improving Health Care and Public Health 
Report of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Community Health Worker Advisory Council (Dec 2009)



http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/com-health/com-health-workers/legislature-report.pdf 


Sonoma County Resources
 

Our Facebook page: Community Health Workers

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Community-Health-Workers/254588313994

www.HealthySonoma.org http://www.healthysonoma.org/index.php?module=PostCalendar&func=main

2-1-1 Information and Referral Search web site  http://www.211.org/       Alternative Numbers(707) 565-2108 and (800)    (800) 325-9604  

Santa Rosa Junior College- Community Health Worker Certificate Program        http://online.santarosa.edu/presentation/page/?28913                                                Contact Program director: Janet Fisk (707) 527-4836  Email : jfisk@santarosa.edu                            

Latino Service Provider Network
Executive Director: Wanda Tapia 

Community Health Outreach Workers (CHOWS)                                                   
Contact: Erika Klohe at 707.571.8452 erikak@buckelew.org

SSU Health Navigators
Contact: Pamela Koppel   Email: pam@imcsr.com 


Resource Sharing Meetings 

 Community Health Outreach Workers (CHOW) Meetings: Third Friday  of the month  2-4pm  Contact: Erika Klohe ErikaK@buckelew.org 
                        Ted Fox TFOX@sonoma-county.org  

 Latino Service Provider (LSP) Meetings: Third Thursday 11:30am - 1pm 
Contact Wanda  Tapia http://www.latinoserviceproviders.org/index.html

California Resources

City College of San 

Francisco CHW program ( see side bar--->)

Community Health Works 

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Binational Conferencia de Promotoras
 Xóchitl Castañeda 1950 Addison St., Ste. 203                                                                      Berkeley, CA 94720; Office: (510) 643-1291;Fax: (510) 642-7861Xochitl.Castaneda@berkeley.edu
 

Health Initiative of the Americas / Initiativa de Salud de las Americas:

 http://hia.berkeley.edu/ Email: hia.isa@berkeley.edu 1950 Addison St. Suite 203; Berkeley CA 94702; Phone: 510-643-4089; 

Health Workforce Initiative (HWI): The Health Workforce Initiative, formerly the Regional Health Occupations Resource Centers (RHORC), http://www.cccewd.net/initiative_hwi.cfm

HWI News letter http://www.cccewd.net/newsletters/newsletter_HWI_Fall2010.htm

National Hispanic CHW Association: Zeida Estrada,zestrada@gatewaytocare.org, 281-222-9643 

Vision y Compromisoemail:chwpromotoras@aol.com Executive Director Maria Lemus  2536 Edwards Ave., El Cerrito, CA 94530;Phone:( 510) 232-7869; Fax:(510) 231-9954; email:mholl67174@aol.com


 Advocacy and Promotion Resources
Video Training Manual  for Advocacy Organizations
http://www.ncjustice.org/sites/default/files/HAC%20-%20Video%20training%20manual.pdf  

National Resources 


American Association of Community Health Workers (AACHW): 

Durrell Fox dfoxnehec@aol.com  and Pam Chapman pam.chapman@spectrum-health.org, .


American Public Health Association(APHA) CHW Section: Lisa Renee Holderby, Chair, (617) 275-2813; lrholderby@communitycatalyst.org;

http://www.apha.org/membergroups/sections/aphasections/chw/


APHA have posted a Transportation Tool kit that you can down load. It covers aspects of transportation that affect access to public health and healthy community building.
www.apha.org
Transportation Issues from the Public Health Perspective Transportation decisions affect our individual lives, economy and health. Everyone needs to use various modes of transportation to get


APHA CHW section list of national state and regional resources:

http://www.apha.org/membergroups/sections/aphasections/chw/Resources/


National Association Community Health Representatives: Cindy Norris, President,

 PO Box 1064, Sells, AZ (502) 471-3487norrisc@todhs.comhttp://www.nachr.net/


MACHW Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers  http://www.machw.org/

The latest issue of the journal Family & Community Health, 35(2), April/June 2012 is devoted to the theme of community health workers.  The full table of contents is available at http://bit.ly/wroEGl


Lay Health Promoters/Community Health Workers
Promotoras in Mental Health: A Review of English, Spanish, and Portuguese Literature
http://bit.ly/zB6tjM

Diabetes and Healthy Eyes Toolkit: A Community Health Worker Program to Prevent Vision Loss and Blindness Among People With Diabetes
http://bit.ly/xoiMcR

Salud Para Su CaroznA Latino Promotora-Led Cardiovascular Health Education Program
http://bit.ly/wcOBpg

Promotoras' Roles in Integrative Validity and Treatment Fidelity Efforts in Randomized Controlled Trials
http://bit.ly/wRgaIO

Salud S: A Case Study for the Use of Participatory Evaluation in Creating Effective and Sustainable Community-Based Health Promotion
http://bit.ly/zlmLIG

The Latino Migrant Worker HIV Prevention Program: Building a Community Partnership Through a Community Health Worker Training Program
http://bit.ly/zrmrgF

A Unique Model of the Community Health Worker: The MGH Chelsea Community Health Improvement Team
http://bit.ly/yDC52G

Reducing Diabetes Disparities Through the Implementation of a Community Health Worker Led Diabetes Self-Management Education Program
http://bit.ly/A6gbH4

Promotores de Salud and Community Health Workers: An Annotated Bibliography
http://bit.ly/wgAYjD


Condition Specific Resources

Asthma

American Lung Association http://www.lungusa.org/lung-disease/asthma/

Sonoma County Asthma Coalition http://www.sonomaasthma.org/


Diabetes

American Diabetes Association http://www.diabetes.org/

"A Doula's Story"  Link to a video about a birth assistant  to teen moms in Chicago USA
"A Doula Story documents one African American woman’s fierce commitment to empower pregnant teenagers with the skills and knowledge they need to become confident, nurturing mothers. Produced by The Kindling Group, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization, this powerful film follows Loretha Weisinger back to the same disadvantaged Chicago neighborhood where she once struggled as a teen mom. Loretha uses patience, compassion and humor to teach “her girls” about everything from the importance of breastfeeding and reading to their babies, to communicating effectively with health care professionals"


Homelessness

Sonoma County Taskforce for the Homeless

http://www.sonomacountyhomeless.org/resource_guide.php


Health Care for the Homeless http://www.sonomacountyhomeless.org/health_care.php


Immigration

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/domestic/immigration


Mental Health

National Association for Mental Illness (NAMI)http://www.nami.org

NAMI Sonoma County http://www.nami.org/MSTemplate.cfm?Section=About_Us104&Site=NAMI_Sonoma_County&Template=/ContentManagement/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=116037


Nutrition


Great tool to help teach healthy nutritional choices.
www.choosemyplate.gov
ChooseMyPlate.gov is the home page for the USDA's MyPlate -- the federal government's nutrition education and guidance.

Nutrition Detectives http://www.davidkatzmd.com/nutritiondetectives.aspx


Obesity Prevention
APHA Info-graphic link 
<a href="https://secure3.convio.net/apha/images/content/pagebuilder/ObesityInfographic_PPHF.png">APHA Obesity infographic</a> - See more at: http://action.apha.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Obesity_Infographic#sthash.f8MObkgR.dpuf


 

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                          Community Health Worker Initiative of Sonoma County                          California


"A Community Health Worker (CHW) is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables the CHW to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. A CHW also builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy."  (APHA definition)

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