Community Health Workers Speak Out About the Kin KeeperSM Model

ArticleinJournal of Cancer Education 25(2):236-41 · March 2010with6 Reads
Impact Factor: 1.23 · DOI: 10.1007/s13187-010-0049-2 · Source: PubMed


    Community health workers (CHWs) informed students and researcher alike on the Kin Keeper(SM) Cancer Prevention Intervention. Students interested in medicine, guided by faculty, conducted a focus group session with 13 CHWs to find out if the intervention was effective for delivering breast and cervical cancer education. Strengths reported were (1) cultural appropriateness, (2) home visits, (3) CHW resource kits, and (4) increased awareness. The barriers were privacy perceptions and scheduling home visits. Overall, the CHWs indicated that the intervention was effective and flexible enough to accommodate the African American, Latina, and Arab groups of women.