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Webinar: Engaging Community Health Workers to Prevent and Manage Disease

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The September 20, 2017 webinar will be posted once available. Subscribe External Web Site Icon to The Community Guide be notified by email.

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends interventions that engage community health workers to prevent cardiovascular disease or to prevent and control diabetes. In addition to improving health and saving money, these interventions can be used to improve health and enhance health equity.

During this presentation, scientists from CDC’s Community Guide branch presented information about the following:

Betsy Rodríguez, public health advisor, Health Education and Promotion Team and deputy director of CDC’s National Diabetes Education Program discussed:

  • How community health workers can be used to promote health and enhance health equity
  • CDC funding that has facilitated work between states and community health workers for prevention and management of chronic conditions including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and obesity

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how Community Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for interventions engaging community health workers can be used to improve health outcomes and prevent disease
  • Discuss challenges and successes associated with engaging community health workers for prevention
  • Describe the evidence-base for CPSTF recommendations

Additional Resources

Presenters

Community Guide

CDC’s National Diabetes Education Program