Community Health Workers Promoting Physical Activity: Targeting Multiple Levels of the Social Ecological Model

Jessica Haughton, Guadalupe X. Ayala, Kari Herzog Burke, John P. Elder, Jacqueline Montañez, Elva M. Arredondo

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Abstract

The effectiveness of community health workers (CHWs) as health educators and health promoters among Latino populations is widely recognized. The Affordable Care Act created important opportunities to increase the role of CHWs in preventive health. This article describes the implementation of CHW-led, culturally specific, faith-based program to increase physical activity among churchgoing Latinas. This study augments previous research by describing the recruitment, selection, training, and evaluation of CHWs for a physical activity intervention targeting multiple levels of the Social Ecological Model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-320
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Ambulatory Care Management
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 25 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • built environment
  • churches
  • community health workers
  • health promotion
  • Hispanic Americans
  • intervention studies
  • physical activity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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