The community health educator referral liaison (CHERL): a primary care practice role for promoting healthy behaviors.

@article{Holtrop2008TheCH,
  title={The community health educator referral liaison (CHERL): a primary care practice role for promoting healthy behaviors.},
  author={Jodi Summers Holtrop and Steven A Dosh and Trissa Torres and Yeow Meng Thum},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={35 5 Suppl},
  pages={S365-72}
}
BACKGROUND Tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, and risky alcohol use are leading causes of preventable death. As there are many barriers that prevent primary care clinicians from effectively assisting patients with these behaviors, connecting patients with health behavior resources may reduce these unhealthy behaviors. METHODS A new adjunct role in primary care practice, the community health educator referral liaison (CHERL), was tested in 15 practices in three Michigan… CONTINUE READING

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