Health Promotion Sciences Professor Publishes Article in Journal of Public Health Management & Practice for Support of Community Health Workers
Published: Monday, September 12, 2022
Dr. Kerstin Reinschmidt, an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Promotion Sciences, recently published an article in the Journal of Public Health Management and Policy. Her article titled “Public Health Training Centers' Support for Community Health Workers: Case Studies of Needs Assessment, Training, and Student Field Placement Initiatives” takes a deep look into the need for more community health workers.
Community health workers (CHWs) are vital frontline public health workers. Given their trusted roles and connection to and understanding of the communities they serve, CHWs are able to link underserved communities to resources and public health agencies. With CHWs' increased prominence in the public health workforce, calls have been made for expanding and supporting CHW training and career development opportunities.
You can read the full article at https://journals.lww.com/jphmp/Fulltext/2022/09001/Public_Health_Training_Centers__Support_for.4.aspx