To describe procedures for working with lay health educators in a rural cancer prevention program. Methods: Process evaluation of traditional personnel methodology indicated problems during the early phases of the program. This necessitated modifications in procedures. Results: Adopting methods more in concert with Native American modes of communication were more beneficial. Conclusion: Experience suggests that lay health educators can be valuable team members in health-education programs. Sensitivity to cultural differences and a high degree of flexibility maybe required in recruitment, training, and supervision.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||American Journal of Health Behavior|
|State||Published - Jan 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health(social science)
- Social Psychology
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health