Community Health WorkersProject Title: Community Health Workers Using Patients Stories to Support Hypertension Management
The overall goal of this project is to develop an intervention that integrates storytelling with a traditional Community Health Worker (CHW) intervention. CHWs, sharing a common cultural/historical background with members of their communities, are well-suited to share these stories from others living in their communities and use them in discussion grounded in motivational interviewing. We will test a novel intervention to help persons with uncontrolled HTN initiate and sustain behaviors to control their HTN.
Family Health Center of Worcester and Lowell Community Health Center
Individuals diagnosed with hypertension
Dr. Lee Hargraves