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Title Erasing Barriers - Training Lay Health Educators
AAP Grant ID 1893
Project Year 2011
City & State New Orleans, LA
Program Name CATCH Resident
Topic Culturally Effective Care
Program Description
Although pediatric well child care is essential to promoting a long and healthy life, many children do not receive it. Children attend fewer than one-half of the recommended well-child visits, even when there are no financial barriers. In New Orleans, this tenuous access to care is compounded by poverty and mistrust of the system. The goals of this project are to: 1. Identify and train lay health care educators in the community to recruit underserved pediatric patients. 2. Implement a curriculum for these health educators that promotes regular well child care with a pediatrician. 3. Evaluate the efficacy of health information dissemination through common community structures. 4. Develop a rapport with the community and foster quality communication between patients and physicians. The long-term goals are to develop an infrastructure through which we can implement future health education, to improve the health of the children in the community, and to enable the community to be active participants in their own health care.
Goals
1. Identify and train lay healthcare educators in the community to recruit underserved pediatric patients.
2. Implement a curriculum for these health educators that promotes regular well childcare.
3. Evaluate the efficacy of health information dissemination through common community structures.
AAP District District VII
Institutional Name Tulane University, 1430 Tulane Ave, #SL-37, New Orleans, LA 70112
Contact 1 Alexandra Stanculescu
Contact 2 Walter Flowers
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