Okello RA. 1991. Southeast Asian patient representatives (community health workers) home-based maternal and child health education training manual. Providence, RI: Rhode Island Department of Health, Division of Family Health, 74 pp.
Annotation: This manual, part of the Increasing Numbers of Southeast Asians Receiving Comprehensive Health Care Services Project of the Rhode Island Department of Health (INSEARCH), was modeled after the "Parents Helping Parents Home Visitors Training Manual" of the city of Toronto Department of Health. The manual has been written as a resource for community health programs and other professionals for use in preparing representatives to deliver maternal and child health education and community services to Southeast Asian women and their families in Providence. It was designed for training persons from a variety of Southeast Asian ethnic backgrounds, but the material may transferable to other cultural backgrounds. The teaching modules provide information on community resources, genetics and inherited disorders, family planning, prenatal care, prenatal diagnosis, child development, nutrition, childhood diseases, safety, problem solving, sexually transmitted diseases, other preventable diseases and environmental hazards, and dental care. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Contact: Rhode Island Department of Health, Three Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908, Telephone: (401) 222-5960 Web Site: http://www.health.state.ri.us Price unknown.
Keywords: Asian Americans, Child development, Child health promotion, Child health services, Child safety, Community health services, Family centered services, Family planning education, Health education, Health promotion, Home care services, Home visiting, Maternal health services, Nutrition education, Oral health, Outreach, Patient education, Prenatal care, Prenatal diagnosis, Public health programs, Rhode Island, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sociocultural factors, Southeast Asians, Training