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Evaluation of a community health representative program among the Cree of northern Quebec.

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Source
Can J Public Health. 1991 May-Jun;82(3):181-4
Publication Type
Article
Author
C. Lavallée
C A James
E J Robinson
Author Affiliation
Department of Community Health, Montreal General Hospital, Quebec, Canada.
Source
Can J Public Health. 1991 May-Jun;82(3):181-4
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Attitude of Health Personnel
Community Health Workers - education - standards
Consumer Satisfaction
Health education
Health services needs and demand
Health Services Research
Humans
Indians, North American
Patient Advocacy
Program Evaluation
Quebec
Role
Abstract
The James Bay Cree Community Health Representative (CHR) program was implemented in 1984 to train persons from the Cree population of northern Quebec to act as health care advocates and educators, as intermediaries between the Cree population, health services and local organizations, and as participants in assessing health needs. A formative evaluation was initiated which included quantitative analysis of the daily tasks of CHRs and a qualitative component based on documentary research, observation and semi-structured interviews. The evaluation revealed that CHRs actively participated in the ongoing community health programs mainly through health education; the people interviewed showed a high level of satisfaction. However, direct supervision, sufficient continuing education for the CHRs and better integration into health care teams are long-term goals which need to be emphasized in the program.
PubMed ID
1884312 View in PubMed
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