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Arizona Infographics Highlight Best Practices for Clinical Integration of Community Health Workers

Using collaborative research and on the ground experience, the Arizona Prevention Research Center (AzPRC) at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has developed a series of infographics to share best practices on how to integrate community health workers (CHWs) into clinical practice.

[Graphic: Infographic: Best Practices for Clinical Integration of Community Health Workers]

The target audience is healthcare providers, administrators, and CHW supervisors. The infographics are designed to give the reader a quick snap shot of the topic and additional resources. Topics include CHW 101, CHW Hiring and How to document CHW work in the EMR.

The infographics are free and available to download.

The Arizona Prevention Research Center (AzPRC) at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health strives to address chronic disease health disparities in underserved populations in Southern Arizona. This region includes four U.S. counties that lie on the U.S. – Mexico Border. The AzPRC has been working with communities along the 389-mile long border for over 20 years. The activities of the AzPRC include developing and disseminating evidence-based strategies to address disparities in health promotion and disease prevention using the Community Health Worker model (CHW); and promoting health through environmental and systems change strategies on both a local and state level.