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Working in Community Health: Foundations for a Successful Career prepares and trains current and future community health workers for employment in this rapidly expanding field.
This first-of-its-kind text provides the knowledge required for developing practical employment skills, understanding basic anatomy and physiology of common chronic diseases, accessing and understanding health knowledge, developing a resume, and interviewing proficiency.
Watch this recent interview with author, Kay Perrin to learn more about working in community health and discover how her new book supports and prepares those looking to work in this important field.
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Summary of Contents
Section 1 Community Health Workers in the Community
Ch 1 What is a Community Health Worker?
Ch 2 Adult Learning and Health Literacy
Ch 3 Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health
Ch 4 Social Justice, Advocacy, and Community Resources
Section 2 Health and Disease
Ch 5 Environmental Impact of Health
Ch 6 Body Systems
Ch 7 Infectious Diseases
Section 3 Aspects of Aging
Ch 8 Safety for the Aging Population, Elderly, and Community Health Workers
Ch 9 Aspects of Aging
Ch 10 Quality of Life, Advance Directives, and End of Life Planning
Section 4 Health Care, Ethics, and Professionalism
Ch 11 Health Insurance
Ch 12 Health Care Facilities
Ch 13 Ethics, Rights, and Responsibilities
Ch 14 The Community Health Worker Profession