Lifespan Respite
Technical Assistance Center

Respite and Caregiver Training for Community Health Workers

  • 03 Nov 2016 11:25 AM
    Reply # 4362723 on 4296998

    Alabama is looking to get into training community health workers for respite purposes. I'll follow this and please send me any information you receive.

  • 08 Oct 2016 11:25 AM
    Message # 4296998
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The following request for information is from Pam Oliason, Program Specialist, Lifespan Respite/Caregiver Support, Idaho Commission on Aging. Please send responses to Pam.Catt-Oliason@aging.idaho.gov and cc jkagan@archrespite.org or post your response for everyone here in the Discussion Forum (you must log in as a Lifespan Respite grantee or partner member to post).

    Question: 

    One of our strategies for widely distributing information about the need for and access to respite and other caregiver supports is to train community health workers (CHW) about caregiving (burden, dosing information, etc.)  Our State Health Innovation Plan to transform primary care in Idaho calls for engagement of CHWs as the outreach arm of the medical neighborhoods being formed across Idaho. 

    We wonder if any of the state lifespan respite projects have been involved in training community health workers and if a caregiver training module for community health workers exists?


Lifespan Respite

Technical Assistance Center

ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center

4016 Oxford Street

Annandale, VA 22003

(703) 256-2084 www.archrespite.org

This project is supported, in part by grant number 90LT0002, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.

 

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