A study on the effectiveness of community health workers (CHWs) lead by Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, a professor in the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, was recently published in the journal Diabetes Care. The research, which took place in Hartford, CT, looked at the community health intervention, DIALBEST (Diabetes Among Latinos Best Practices Trial) to evaluate the impact of culturally appropriate peer-counseling conducted by CHWs. Click here to find out what Pérez-Escamilla had to say about the study.
We are happy to announce that all ECHORN sites have begun the process of bio banking. Visit our “participants” page to get more information about the ECHORN study and Community Assessment Centers in each of our sites.
Sandeep Kishore, a physician at the Yale School of Medicine and the former Chair of the Advisory council of the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (YPCDN), spoke on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) at the recent United Nations general assembly. In regards to the prevention and control of NCDs, Kishore asked, “respected leaders, can we and should we not do better?” Click here to read more of what Kishore had to say.