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Home-Based Care for Chronic Kidney Disease

Description
Provides an update to the story of the Zuni Indians of western New Mexico and the health conditions they commonly face: chronic kidney disease and diabetes. Describes the Home-Based Kidney Care model to train tribal members fluent in Zuni to become community health workers. The community health workers visit patients weekly, providing them with education on healthy lifestyles, medication support, and data collection. The original story, published in July 2014, is included at the end of the update.
Date
03/2017
Type
Document
Organization
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Tagged as
American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Community health workers · Diabetes · Population health · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · New Mexico