Resources for CHWs | American Diabetes Association

Resources for CHWs

CHW Webinars: Learn more about health disparities and community health workers with the American Diabetes Association’s webinar sessions. View webcasts with free CME/CE credits from select webinars.

CHW Diabetes Education Program: This free 4-module CE program provides diabetes education to CHWs and other diabetes care professionals. 

Standards of Care: Our Standards of Care highlight the importance of Community Health Workers.

          Community health workers (CHWs), peer supporters, and lay leaders may assist in the delivery of DSMES services, particularly in underserved communities.

          CHWs can be part of a cost-effective, evidence-based strategy to improve the management of diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors in underserved communities and health care systems.

          The CHW scope of practice in areas such as outreach and communication, advocacy, social support, basic health education, referrals to community clinics, etc., has been successful in providing social and 
          primary preventive services to underserved populations in rural and hard-to-reach communities.

-Improving care and promoting health in populations: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

The Standards of Care also cover key topics such as the prevention or delay of type 2 diabetes, facilitating behavior change and well-being to improve health outcomes, diabetes management during pregnancy and more. 

Patient Education Library: Our Patient Education Library has more than 170 free downloadable or printable PDF materials on a range of diabetes-related topics. We encourage you to share these with your patients/clients. Materials are available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

Diabetes Placemats provide a simple guide to planning meals and managing portions.  The diabetes placemats are a great resource for health educators and patients.  The sample pack of seven different diabetes placemats include: Classic, Southern, Hispanic, Vegetarian, Asian, Indian, and Pacific Islander. 

Diabetes Education Recruitment - Tips for CHWs (Handout)