Rebecca Matthew

Rebecca Matthew
University of Georgia | UGA · School of Social Work

MPH, MSW, PhD

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Publications (25)
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This review examines the current reporting trends of program design, implementation, and evaluation of training programs for Latinx community health workers. Five scholarly databases were searched using a scoping review methodology to identify articles describing training programs for Latinx community health workers. The timeframe was 2009 to 2021....
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en Market-based rentals are increasingly prioritized as the tenure type through which to provide housing assistance to low-income households: it is argued that public housing places tenants in neighbourhoods with concentrated poverty, while the private sector is purported to offer households the opportunity to live in locations with less disadvanta...
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This study assessed the economic behaviour of 383 lower-income households in Kenya and the US. Using a two-group confirmatory factor analysis, a moderation effect of gender on financial capability by age was found in the US group. Measurement and structural equivalence across groups were established. Specifically, younger females indicated higher l...
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This article explores the use of a classroom-based, experiential time banking project as an innovative community practice teaching strategy. It presents a preliminary, qualitative evaluation of a seven-week, time banking project among 40 students enrolled in a Master of Social Work community practice course, spanning two academic years. Findings hi...
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U.S. Latinos face multiple inter-related barriers to access health and social services. Researchers and practitioners have called upon community-based participatory research (CBPR) to address such challenges and health disparities, with the community health worker—or promotoras—model evidencing positive outcomes. What is less clear, however, are th...
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Promotoras de salud (Spanish for female community health workers) are integral to efforts to enhance the health and well-being of Latinx individuals, families, and communities. The purpose of this study was to describe the challenges that promotoras face and the proposed solutions from the perspective of the promotoras themselves. Five promotoras w...
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The value of community assessments depends on the researchers' ability to reach a diverse and representative sample of participants. This process is particularly challenging when assessing the health and well-being of vulnerable populations that are reticent to participate in research because of demographic and sociopolitical factors. One such grou...
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We explore the extent to which housing quality, safety, and hardship paying rent are associated with sense of community belonging among renters. Data were collected in Nova Scotia, Canada via a random sample of households (n = 374) living in subsidized and market-based rentals. Hardship paying rent and feeling “unsafe/somewhat unsafe” are associate...
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The goal of Lazos Hispanos is to enhance the health and well‐being of the Latinx community through promotoras, who connect community members with service providers for multiple health and social needs. A community‐based participatory research conceptual model framed the multimethod evaluation of promotoras, service providers, and community particip...
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Although various organizational forms are involved in the critically important role of providing rental housing, little is known about their potentially distinctive characteristics. Calling upon unique data collected from landlords and tenants of for-profit, non-profit, and public rental housing in Canada (N = 5624 units; N = 492 tenants), we explo...
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This article explores the promise of infusing the community health worker—Promotores—model within social work. In support of community health and social justice, we encourage a return to the historical legacy of this model and our profession by emphasizing not only access and quality of health and social services, but also indigenous leadership dev...
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Prior research finds a positive association between social capital and community well-being, ranging from decreased crime to greater local economic development and resiliency. Using a nationally representative sample from Canada, this study explores the specific impact of housing tenure (homeownership vs. renting) on three forms of neighbourhood so...
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This article explores the viability of worker-owned cooperatives as a promising human service delivery model that prioritizes the well-being of both care recipients and providers. In so doing, the current labor conditions of those providing direct care services are presented, followed by a review of cooperatives as a promising countertrend within h...
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This article details the outcomes of an innovative, qualitative inquiry exploring specific behaviors that facilitate the creation of equitable, community-based partnerships. Based on a convenience sample of 18 community members, service providers, and graduate student researchers previously engaged in 2 community assessment efforts, I used the crit...
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How and in what ways might we respond to the mounting “care deficit,” such that the dignity and well-being of both recipient and care provider are prioritized? This article takes up such a question by making use of feminist theories of care to recenter caring discourse away from neoliberal notions of autonomy and self-sufficiency and toward those o...
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Evidence indicates that depression is linked to the development and worsening of diabetes, but the mechanisms underlying this link are not well understood. The authors examined the hypothesis that diabetes-related symptoms mediate the effect of both behavioral adherence and body mass index (BMI) on depression. In addition, they examined whether a p...
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To identify a parsimonious subset of reliable, valid, and consumer-salient items from 33 questions asking for patient reports about hospital care quality. CAHPS Hospital Survey pilot data were collected during the summer of 2003 using mail and telephone from 19,720 patients who had been treated in 132 hospitals in three states and discharged from N...
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Considerable evidence links depression with the development and worsening of diabetes, but the factors contributing to this link have not been established. The authors examined the role of adherence, body mass index (BMI), and self-efficacy. Adult patients with Type 2 diabetes (N = 56) completed self-report measures of diet and exercise adherence,...

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