Community Health Workers in Action: The Efforts of "Promotores de Salud" in Bringing Health Care to Marginalized Communities

ISBN : 9780190691028

Melvin Delgado
296 Pages
156 x 156 mm
Pub date
Oct 2019
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Community Health Workers in Action proposes support and expansion of the role of community health workers in meeting the health needs of marginalized groups in United States cities (although their potential reach is not limited to any one group or geographical section). Given the health inequities that continue to touch the lives of millions of people of color across the country, these professionals' efforts-which translate to innovative, community-centered responses designed to reach particularly vulnerable populations-are quite timely. In order to truly understand the topic of health care, one must first explore its historical contexts, socio-cultural factors, and the ways in which values play a critical role in shaping a worldview of the right to quality care. This book offers readers a window into the dynamic field that continues to expand in highly creative and cost-effective ways, which ultimately shape one major piece of the complicated puzzle that is health care in America.


Section 1: Context
Chapter 1: Overview
Chapter 2: Culture and Health
Chapter 3: Health Inequity
Chapter 4: Challenges and Barriers to Urban Health Care Delivery
Section 2: Theoretical Foundation
Chapter 5: Values, Guiding Principles, Conceptual Foundation, and Framework
Chapter 6: Community Health Workers/Promotores de Salud: Definition, Parameters, and Challenges
Chapter 7: Recruiting, Training, and Supporting Promotores (Paid and Volunteer)
Section 3: Reflections From the Field
Chapter 8: Special Population Case Illustrations
Chapter 9: Lessons Learned
Chapter 10: Recommendations for Research and Practice
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About the author: 

Melvin Delgado, PhD, is Professor in the School of Social Work at Boston University. Specifically focusing on the Latino community, Dr. Delgado has over 40 years of practice, research, and scholarship centered on urban population groups. He has published numerous articles and 30 books on urban community practice topics. Dr. Delgado is currently the Series Editor of Oxford University Press's Social Justice and Youth Community Practice Series.

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