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Physician-community health worker partnering to support diabetes self-management in primary care.

  title={Physician-community health worker partnering to support diabetes self-management in primary care.},
  author={Regina Otero-Sabogal and Desiree Arretz and Sarah Siebold and Elissa Hallen and Russell Lee and Alana E. Ketchel and Judy Li and Jeffrey M Newman},
  journal={Quality in primary care},
  volume={18 6},
BACKGROUND The role of community health workers (CHWs) has expanded from outreach and education to working within a clinical team in a primary care setting. AIM To improve self-management among patients with type 2 diabetes incorporating CHWs as members of a clinical team. METHODS A cohort of 114 patients with type 2 diabetes enrolled in 2007 participated in a teambased self-management intervention with followup in 2008. The study assessed whether significant changes occurred in clinical… 

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