Lay health advisors: a strategy for getting the word out about breast cancer.

@article{Earp1997LayHA,
  title={Lay health advisors: a strategy for getting the word out about breast cancer.},
  author={Jo Anne L Earp and Claire I. Viadro and Amy A. Vincus and Mary Altpeter and Valerie L Flax and Linda A Mayne and Eugenia Eng},
  journal={Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education},
  year={1997},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={432-51}
}
Transforming natural helpers into lay health advisors (LHAs) is a complex undertaking. Using the North Carolina Breast Cancer Screening Program (NC-BCSP) as a case study, this article describes the steps involved in developing, implementing, and evaluating an LHA intervention, considering factors that make the LHA approach appropriate for the NC-BCSP's population, setting, and health focus. The authors review five phases of implementation (start-up, training, LHA activities, follow-up, resource… CONTINUE READING