Community Health Workers in Outpatient Diabetes Education
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 1040, 4000, 4020, 5190; Level 2
Performance Indicators: 1.3.6, 1.3.8, 8.3.6, 12.2.3
This continuing education course describes the role of community health workers (CHWs) and investigates the current evidence regarding the use of CHWs in outpatient diabetes education programs and interventions. The sustainability of the CHW model is explored by evaluating how programs are funding the use of CHWs in practice. The role of RDs in collaboration with CHWs is discussed and suggestions for the advocacy and promotion of the CHW role are included.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals will be better able to:
- Describe the role of community health workers (CHWs) in outpatient diabetes education.
- Discuss the current evidence regarding the use of CHWs in outpatient diabetes education.
- Evaluate programs utilizing CHW services in practice for collaboration and promotion of CHW services.
- Advocate for the inclusion of reimbursable services from CHWs in outpatient diabetes education.
Micki Hall Nadelson, MS, RD, CDE, a clinical assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Pharmacy and Certified Insulin Pump Trainer.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR