Making the Business Case: Improving Health in African American Communities

[MUSIC PLAYING] 45 million African Americans; 76 percent Obese & Overweight Adults; 40 percent High Blood Pressure; 48 percent Smoke Cigarettes Local Leaders & Businesses can help make healthy living easier in African American communities. People of color in this community continue to be the ones with [the] highest degrees of diabetes, highest degrees of […]

Making the Business Case: Community Health Workers Bridge Health Care Gap

[Music] Health care providers and patients both benefit when community health workers build bridges that lead to better care, fuller lives, and lower costs. Navigating health care systems is challenging, especially for patients with a language barrier or other problems understanding what chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer, or heart disease are and how to manage […]

The Health Assessment Process and your community

– So how was school today? – Good. – You sure? – Yes. – No issues that we have to talk about? – No. – And your homework was fine? – I didn’t do it yet. [laughter] – How come? – I didn’t have time to. – Okay, well, when you get home, what’s the […]

REACH- Community Asthma Initiative — Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts

The Community Asthma Initiative is a program that addresses asthma disparities in Boston. We’ve served 908 patients that have had hospitalizations or emergency department visits, and have provided home visiting and nurse case management and community health worker, and nurse case management home visits. What’s really remarkable is that we’ve had an 80 percent reduction […]

REACH- Community Diabetes Education — Medical University of South Carolina

Mrs. Delagard, a 76-year-old, was scheduled to have her leg amputated. One of her family members came to a community REACH diabetes education class and talked with a community health advisor about Mrs. Delagard’s problems. As a result she has her leg. Diabetes was really a closeted issue. Even people who are on insulin often […]

Community Health Workers: Their Role in Preventing and Controlling Chronic Conditions

>>Welcome, everyone, to today’s webinar. I am Betsy Rodríguez, Deputy Director of the National Diabetes Education Program at CDC. First of all, thank you for the tremendous support and interest in today’s webinar that surpassed 1,100 participants. This is very exciting. Today, we have one of the best panels I have seen in years, all […]