On Wednesday, September 30th, the Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation (CHLPI) of Harvard Law School, in collaboration with Peers for Progress and the NCLR (National Council of La Raza), will host Beating Type 2 Diabetes: A Policy Roundtable on Seizing Current Opportunities to Integrate Community Health Workers into Diabetes Care.
The event will convene government agency representatives and diabetes stakeholders from across the country to discuss the important role that community health workers (CHWs) can play in improving health outcomes for people at risk or living with type 2 diabetes.
“Community health workers are an integral part of a patient’s journey through the healthcare system,” says Robert Greenwald, JD, Director of CHLPI and Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. “Especially for patients with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes, community health workers bridge the gap between patients and the organizations that deliver diabetes education and care. The support of community health workers is crucial to ensure proper adherence to treatment and key lifestyle changes.”