Welcome To iAdapt 2.0

Community Health Workers (CHWs) serves as a vital link between the community members they serve and the healthcare system, government, and social service agencies.  CHWs are lay people trained to deliver crucial health care information, advice and support within the community setting.   They have played a critical role in many settings, interventions, and health outcomes.  CHWs provide culturally relevant and appropriate education, counseling, social support, and may be trained to provide clinical services such as patient follow-up, peer counseling and education, social support, and care coordination. In an expanded CHW training project ( iADAPT 2.0)  we build upon a previously development diabetes self-management education training curriculum that also included sessions on human subject protection, data collection, management, ethics/regulatory, motivational interviewing and CHW core competencies. The new training curriculum has been adapted to include prediabetes and a more in-depth curriculum on cardiovascular disease self-management and prevention.  The iADAPT 2.0 Project will utilize a community-based participatory approach to train a diverse group of 400 CHWs.  Through this training, the CHWs will increase awareness of chronic disease self-management and prevention and increase access to patient-centered medical homes and the use of non-physician care teams incorporating CHWs as an integral part of primary care.

Project Goal

Increase the number of people with increased access to opportunities for prevention of chronic diseases through clinic and community linkages from 0 to 54,000 by September 2017.

Project Objectives

  • Increase the number of community residents in targeted areas at-risk or diagnosed with diabetes, pre-diabetes, cardiovascular disease and related mental health concerns who have access to integrated non-physician health care teams which incorporates Community Health Workers
  • Increase the number of community residents in targeted areas at-risk or diagnosed with diabetes, pre-diabetes, cardiovascular disease and related mental health concerns who have access to patient-centered medical homes to improve chronic disease management and prevention

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