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Community Health Workers


The Role of Peer Support in Diabetes Care and Self-Management.

Brownson CA and Heisler M.

Patient, 2009, 2(1): 5-17.

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Quality Improvement in Diabetes Care Using Community Health Workers

Liebman J and Heffernan D.

Clinical Diabetes, 2008, 26(2): 75-76.


Integration of a Promotora-Led Self Management Program Into a System of Care

Joshu CE, Rangel L, Garcia O, Brownson CA, O’Toole ML

The Diabetes Educator, June 2007, 33(Suppl 6): 151S-158S.


Advancing Diabetes Self-Management in the Mexican American Population: A Community Health Worker Model in a Primary Care Setting

Thompson JR, Horton C, Flores C.

The Diabetes Educator, June 2007, 33(Suppl 6): 159S-165S.


The Impact of Promotoras on Social Support and Glycemic Control Among Members of a Farmworker Community on the US-Mexico Border

Ingram M, Torres E, Redondo F, Bradford G, Wang C, O’Toole M.

The Diabetes Educator, June 2007, 33(Suppl 6): 172S-178S.


Move More Diabetes: Using Lay Health Educators to Support Physical Activity in a Community-Based Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Richert ML, Jones Webb A, Morse NA, O’Toole ML, Brownson CA.

The Diabetes Educator, June 2007, 33(Suppl 6): 179S-184S.


Teaching How, Not What: The Contributions of Community Health Workers to Diabetes Self- Management

Davis KL, O’Toole ML, Brownson CA, Llanos P, Fisher EB.

The Diabetes Educator, June 2007, 33(Suppl 6): 208S-215S.



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