Community Health Workers Sample Clauses

Community Health Workers. From the United States to Uganda, poor areas around the globe experience shortages in qualified and willing healthcare professionals (Xxxxxxx et al., 2015). According to a study by Breiman et al. (2011), in Nairobi’s Kibera slum the most frequently reported reason for not seeking healthcare was expense. For those who did seek care, over a third visited non-licensed providers the first or only time they sought services. By delaying care or seeking illegitimate care, people risked further complications from incorrect or untimely diagnosis and treatment (Breiman et al., 2011). To fill gaps in healthcare, community health workers (CHWs) have been utilized in communities worldwide to address primary healthcare needs. CHWs can perform broad tasks or be assigned to more specific functions, such as blood pressure screening (WHO, 2007). As members of their community themselves, CHWs often share beliefs and health- seeking behaviors with their fellow community members (Xxxxxxx et al., 2015). They understand and share community norms, which allows them to connect with community members and deliver culturally-sensitive health messages, thus allowing community members to make informed decisions about their health (Xxxxxxx et al., 2015; Vareilles, et al., 2015).

Related to Community Health Workers

  • Community Service Leave Leave of absence not to exceed five (5) days in any school year may be granted upon written application in advance for participation in civic or community activities. Such activities shall include, but not be limited to, service clubs, religious observances, charitable organizations, and political parties. Upon approval of such request by the Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources, salary deduction shall be limited to the substitute's pay for each day of such absences. (2001) Community service leave shall not be requested during the first two (2) or last two (2) weeks of the school year, except in extenuating circumstances.

  • Fair Employment Practices and Americans with Disabilities Act Party agrees to comply with the requirement of Title 21V.S.A. Chapter 5, Subchapter 6, relating to fair employment practices, to the full extent applicable. Party shall also ensure, to the full extent required by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, that qualified individuals with disabilities receive equitable access to the services, programs, and activities provided by the Party under this Agreement. Party further agrees to include this provision in all subcontracts.

  • Home Health Care This plan covers the following home care services when provided by a certified home healthcare agency: • nursing services; • services of a home health aide; • visits from a social worker; • medical supplies; and • physical, occupational and speech therapy.

  • Family and Medical Leave 15.1 A. Consistent with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) and any amendments thereto and the Washington State Family Leave Act of 2006 (WFLA), an employee who has worked for the state for at least twelve (12) months and for at least one thousand two hundred fifty (1,250) hours during the twelve (12) months prior to the requested leave is entitled to up to twelve (12) workweeks of family medical leave in a twelve (12) month period for one or more of the following reasons 1-4:

  • Community Service Full-time Employees are encouraged by the Parties to engage in community service. Such service, if it be of a lasting nature, should be reported to the individual’s Head or Director, or University Librarian, as the case may be. Community service is seen as being beneficial to the full-time Employee and to the University, as well as to the wider community. Community service includes participation in activities and organizations outside the University where the full-time Employee’s academic, professional, and/or research interests and competencies form the basis for such participation.

  • Occupational Health & Safety (a) It is a mutual interest of the parties to promote health and safety in workplaces and to prevent and reduce the occurrence of workplace injuries and occupational diseases. The parties agree that health and safety is of the utmost importance and agree to promote health and safety and wellness throughout the organization. The employer shall provide orientation and training in health and safety to new and current employees on an ongoing basis, and employees shall attend required health and safety training sessions. Accordingly, the parties fully endorse the responsibilities of employer and employee under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, making particular reference to the following:

  • Family Care and Medical Leave An unpaid Family Care and Medical Leave shall be granted, to the extent of and subject to the restrictions as set forth below, to an employee who has been employed for at least 12 months and who has served for 130 workdays during the 12 months immediately preceding the effective date of the leave. For purposes of this Section, furlough days and days worked during off-basis time shall count as "workdays". Family Care and Medical Leave absences of 20 consecutive working days or less can be granted by the immediate administrator or designee. Leaves of 20 or more consecutive working days can be granted only by submission of a formal leave application to the Personnel Commission.

  • Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (a) Leave provisions of this Agreement shall be construed consistently with the requirements of the Act. However, if the leave provisions under this Article are more generous, this Agreement shall prevail.

  • Family and Medical Leave (FMLA The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and its associated regulations will apply to all bargaining unit members who meet its eligibility requirements. For purposes of this Section, “12-month period” is defined as the “12-month period measured forward from the date the employee’s first FMLA leave begins” (i.e., the leave year is specific to each employee). The member is entitled to twelve (12) weeks of leave during the 12-month period beginning on the first date FMLA leave is taken. The next 12-month period commences the first time FMLA leave is taken after the completion of any previous 12-month period.

  • Community Outreach The DeSoto County Sheriffs Office will, if necessary, engage in Steering Committee meetings to assess the immigration enforcement activities conducted by the participating DCSO personnel, and to ensure compliance with the terms of this MOA.