Community Health Workers as Innovators: Methods and Results from a Tele-Education Pilot for Community Health Workers in Detroit, Michigan

dc.contributor.author Prentiss, Tyler
dc.contributor.author Tamler, Ilyssa
dc.contributor.author Plum, Alex
dc.contributor.author Parke, Dana
dc.contributor.author Zervos, John
dc.contributor.author Tanniru, Mohan
dc.contributor.author Sears, Michele Harrison
dc.contributor.author White, Monica
dc.contributor.author Wisdom, Kimberlydawn
dc.contributor.author Kaljee, Linda
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-29T01:15:55Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-29T01:15:55Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01-04
dc.description.abstract Community health workers (CHWs) have played an important role in improving the health of underserved populations in resource-limited settings. CHWs are trusted in communities that they serve, and are often able to see solutions to community problems that outside persons cannot. Solutions need to be low cost and easily accessible, and address the knowledge gaps among CHWs through appropriate training. Utilizing information technology solutions can be key to increasing access to knowledge for these community agents. This paper outlines the methods and results from a pilot study of the Community Health Innovator Program performed in Detroit, Michigan with a group of community health workers in basic grant-writing training, utilizing an information technology platform. The results will be discussed as a larger response to growing issues in global health and how such platforms can be used and adapted in response to ever-evolving global health challenges.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2017.396
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-0-2
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/41554
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Community health
dc.subject Detroit Public Health Pilot Study
dc.subject Global health care
dc.subject Innovation Platform
dc.subject Knowledge gaps
dc.title Community Health Workers as Innovators: Methods and Results from a Tele-Education Pilot for Community Health Workers in Detroit, Michigan
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
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