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Resources & Materials


The Safe Spaces Project: Community-Partnered Participatory Research to Address Interpersonal Violence in New Orleans

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This is a research poster representing a study by Tulane University and LACHON that discusses issues related to experiences of interpersonal violence, the prevention of interpersonal violence, and its associated adverse birth outcomes in New Orleans.


A Community Health Worker Training Resource for Preventing Heart Disease and Stroke

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The CHW’s Training Resource contains information and activities on heart disease and stroke and on the major risk factors for these diseases in adults. This information is presented in a format suited for direct training of CHWs. The Training Resource also includes handouts to be distributed both during training sessions and for CHWs to share with their communities. In addition, the appendices include a wealth of resources on heart disease and stroke to supplement the training sessions. The CHW’s Training Resource is unique because it covers, in plain language, lifestyle-related issues and risk factors for heart disease and stroke as well as clinical topics, such as stroke, heart attack, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes.


The Road to Health Toolkit: Training Guide

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The goal of The Road to Health Training Guide is to: 

1) help readers learn how to use the Road to Health Toolkit and 

2) increase knowledge and skills regarding type 2 diabetes prevention among community health workers (CHWs) in Hispanic/Latino and African American/ African Ancestry communities, so they are able to clearly relay the following message: Type 2 diabetes does not have to be our destiny because it can be prevented or delayed in people at high risk for the disease.


The Road to Health Toolkit: User's Guide

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The Road to Health Toolkit provides community health workers/“promotores de salud”, nurses, health educators and dietitians with interactive tools that can be used to counsel and motivate those at high risk for type 2 diabetes. These tools will help reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes by encouraging healthy eating, increased physical activity, and moderate weight loss for those who are overweight.


The Road to Health Toolkit: Activities Guide

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This Activities Guide was developed to reinforce the message from the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) study that type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed. The DPP study found that people at high risk for diabetes can prevent or delay the onset of the disease by: 

• Lose 5 to 7 percent of their weight, if they are overweight—that’s 10 to 14 pounds (4.5 to 6.3 kg) for a 200 pound (90.6 kg) person. 

• Lose and maintain the weight loss by making healthy food choices by eating a variety of foods that are low in fat and reducing the number of calories they eat per day. 

• Get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity five days a week. This could be brisk walking, yard work, and actively playing with children, for example, riding bicycles or playing soccer. 


The Road to Health Toolkit: Flipchart

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The Road to Health Flipchart is the most important component of the toolkit. Through the story of Angela and Ray, an adult sister and brother who have diabetes in their family, it teaches people how to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. 


Each page in the Flipchart has two sides. The side with the page number on it faces the person or group you are talking to; the other side faces you, the trainer. Each page features facts to teach, a link to the story of Angela and Ray, and “guiding questions.”


The Road to Health Toolkit: Training Video

For more information call 1-800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY 1-(888) 232-6348 or visit www.cdc. gov/diabetes/ndep.

The Road to Health Toolkit was developed based on the findings from the DPP study and from focus groups with African-American/African Ancestry and Hispanic/Latino CHWs/promotores de salud.

LACHON continues to offer Core Competency and other Health Topics, please contact Catherine Haywood at for more information.
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