Community Health Workers, Promotores, and Parent MentorsChildren of Immigrants Early Childhood Health
Making health coverage available to uninsured children is great! But it doesn’t help if parents don’t know coverage is available, can’t navigate often-complicated enrollment systems, or can’t get connected to health care providers who can meet their children’s needs. Dr. Flores uses data to show how community-based workers, including Community Health Workers, Promotores, and Parent Mentors, can be used to successfully improve the health of low-income and underserved children.
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