The VISTA will develop a comprehensive and integrated network of program recruitment, delivery, referral partners, and implement best practices for engaging low-income residents in vulnerable sections of Philadelphia. Targeted subpopulations will include African-Americans and other minorities with specific program goals around chronic disease self-management education, program enrollment and retention for the prevention and management of chronic disease, arthritis, and chronic pain. The VISTA will expand partnerships to reach more diverse populations in effort to identify better approaches to assist individuals in achieving optimal health outcomes.
Member Duties : 1. Track and report the outcomes of implementing best practice locations and impact upon participant enrollment and retention to share at meetings, conferences and with sustainability partners. 2. Establish an effective communication system between health care providers, patients/attendees and program delivery team to efficiently allow Health Promotion Council (HPC) to offer programming at health centers and other community-based partner sites. 3. Establish a timeline for conducting outreach and recruiting community participants for programs to ensure maximum enrollment and retention for completion of the prevention and/or management program. 4. Research best practices and successes from guided peer-based problem solving for a wide array of issues to develop manual on communities to improve their health or ability to manage their health. 5. Develop database of community members previously trained in the program to deliver self-management education programs to their peer group.