CHW Kim Artis Authors Book Chapter on the Power of CHW Support
As recognition of the vital, unique role CHWs have in the health care field continues to grow, there is an increasing demand for new CHWs to enter the workforce. The best way to train that emerging workforce is by allowing them to hear directly from the stories and lessons learned from current CHWs.
Kim Artis was invited by the editors of a forthcoming CHW textbook to contribute a chapter recounting some of the stories and wisdom she's collected along the way throughout her CHW career. The chapter, entitled, "Helping Beyond Medicine: A Personal Account of Experiences” will discuss the important role CHWs play in providing social support and motivation to the community they serve.
The textbook, titled Promoting the Health of the Community--Community Health Workers Describing their Roles, Competencies, and Practice, is being published by Springer International Publishing AG and is due out for release by Fall 2019.