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Community health workers in action : the efforts of "Promotores de salud" in bringing health care to marginalized communities / Melvin Delgado.

Author/creator Delgado, Melvin author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]
Descriptionx, 257 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Overview -- Culture and health -- Health inequity -- Challenges and barriers to urban health care delivery -- Values, guiding principles, conceptual foundation and framework -- CHW/promotores de salud: definition, parameters, and challenges -- Recruiting, training, and supporting promotores (paid and volunteer) -- Special population case illustrations -- Recommendations for research and practice -- Practice challenges and CHW as researchers.
Abstract "Health is a universal topic although complex to understand because to adequately cover it requires the introduction of an historical context and socio-cultural factors. Health and health inequities touch the lives of millions of people of color across all regions, and a desperate search for innovative ways of reaching them in an affirming and cost effective manner. This search translates into cultural and linguistic programs that empower and foster social change, bringing immense rewards and challenges. Community health workers offer tremendous promise in getting much needed health care to those in most need, allowing for innovative practice in reaching those in greatest need. Health care, health workers, urban communities"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2019020949
ISBN0190691026 paperback
ISBNelectronic book
ISBNelectronic book

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