Foundations for Community Health Workers

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-05-31
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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Training, credentialing and employment opportunities for Community Health Workers (CHW) are expanding across the nation. Foundations for Community Health Workers, 2nd Edition provides a practical and comprehensive introduction to essential skills for CHWs, with an emphasis on social justice, cultural humility, and client-centered practice. Real-life case studies and quotes from working CHWs illustrate challenges and successes on the job.

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Author Biography

TIM BERTHOLD is a faculty member with the Health Education Department at City College of San Francisco. He has worked with community health workers in public health and educational settings for more than twenty-five years.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

About the Authors ix

Introduction xiii

Part 1 Community Health Work: The Big Picture 1

1 The Role of Community Health Workers 3
Darouny Somsanith, Janey Skinner

2 The Evolution of the Community Health Worker Field in the United States: The Shoulders We Stand On 29
E Lee Rosenthal, J Nell Brownstein

3 An Introduction to Public Health 63
Tim Berthold, Janey Skinner, and Sharon Turner

4 Health for All: Promoting Health Equality 83
Janey Skinner, Tim Berthold

5 An Introduction to Health Care and Health Policy in the United States 109
Len Finocchio, Ellen Wu

Part 2 Core Competencies for Providing Direct Services 133

6 Practicing Cultural Humility 135
Abby Rincón

7 Guiding Principles 155
Tim Berthold, Edith Guillén-Núñez

8 Conducting Initial Client Interviews 199
Tim Berthold, Mickey Ellinger

9 Client-Centered Counseling for Behavior Change 221
Tim Berthold, Darouny Somsanith

10 Care Management 259
Tim Berthold, Craig Wenzl, and Emily Marinelli

11 Home Visiting 299
Craig Wenzl, Tim Berthold, and Emily Marinelli

Part 3 Enhancing Professional Skills 319

12 Stress Management and Self Care 321
Joani Marinoff, Tim Berthold, and Sal Núñez

13 Conflict Resolution Skills 345
Darlene Weide, Joani Marinoff, and Tim Berthold

14 Professional Skills: Getting a Job, Keeping a Job, and Growing On the Job 369
Amber Straus, Rhonella C Owens, Tim Berthold, and Jeni Miller

Part 4 Applying Core Competencies to Key Health Issues 391

15 Promoting the Health of Formerly Incarcerated People 393
Donna Willmott

16 Introduction to Chronic Disease Management 419
Tim Berthold, Jill Tregor, and David Spero

17 Promoting Healthy Eating and Active Living 457
Tim Berthold, Jill Tregor

18 Understanding Trauma and Supporting the Recovery of Survivors 487
Tim Berthold, Janey Skinner

Part 5 Working with Groups and Communities 547

19 Health Outreach 549
Craig Wenzl, Tim Berthold, and Emily Marinelli

20 Facilitating Community Health Education Trainings 577
Jill Tregor

21 Group Facilitation 601
Philip Colgan, Joani Marinoff, and Tim Berthold

22 Community Diagnosis 633
Susana Hennessey Lavery, Mele Lau-Smith, Alma Avila, Janey Skinner, Jill Tregor, and Tim Berthold

23 Community Organizing and Advocacy 665
Alma Avila, Janey Skinner

Video Index 689

Author Index 693

Subject Index 697

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