Elizabeth Vaughan

I am a physician in Houston, Texas. My work involves Community Health Workers and telehealth to improve low-income healthcare.

In Person

Creating Healthy Communities: a Church-based, Community Health Worker-led Initiative

  • Breakout Session
  • Main Building ED 214/215
  • November 8 2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

We aimed to assist church members in Hispanic churches to become certified and trained CHWs and mentor them to lead a six-month diabetes self-management program. We found that raising up individuals from the church to become health leaders (CHWs) in their community is a promising model to increase the reach of the church while reducing health disparities.