Lewiston, Maine has seen a recent surge of asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants, mainly from African Countries, termed New Mainers. Community health outreach workers (CHOWs) are front line public health workers who are trusted members of the community being served, which enables them to serve as a liaison between providers and their patients. Educating providers on the role of CHOWs may increase their utilization in the clinical setting and improve the quality of care for the New Mainer population in Lewiston.
Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston, Maine
Community Health Outreach Workers, New Mainers, Somali, Lewiston, Maine
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Cowenhoven, Julia Lane, "Educating Providers on the Value of Community Health Outreach Workers in the New Mainer Population" (2017). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 260.