Integrating Chronic Disease and Environmental Health Education into Home Visiting Programs
Several home visiting programs are funded through the state of Arizona, and multiple assessment and referral protocols that address environmental health have been used. In addition, there has been missed opportunity in home visiting programs to provide chronic disease referral and education for adults in the home. These two issues can be better addressed by integrating the environmental health and chronic disease expertise that the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has available at the state level into two state-funded home visiting programs: Health Start and the High Risk Perinatal Program (HRPP). The resulting standardized assessment process maximizes the time and effort of home visitors while they are in the home by providing them with environmental health and chronic disease resources and referral protocols. These actions will ensure positive outcomes for the clients and families enrolled in the home visiting programs.
Sjolander, S. Public Health Quality Improvement Exchange. Integrating Chronic Disease and Environmental Health Education into Home Visiting Programs . Wed, 05/28/2014 - 21:49. Available at http://phqix.org/content/integrating-chronic-disease-and-environmental-health-education-home-visiting-programs. Accessed January 17, 2021.