Public Health Law Blog Archive

Dec 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Science over Fear is the Lesson of Nurse’s Ebola Story

posted on Wed, Dec 10 2014 10:55 am by Robert Gatter

The story of Nurse Kaci Hickox, who famously fought quarantine attempts after returning from Seirra Leone, is a cautionary tale for those charged with protecting the public’s health from infectious diseases like Ebola.

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Community Health Worker Credentialing: New Mexico’s Approach

posted on Fri, Dec 5 2014 11:01 am by Dawn M. Hunter

Community Health Workers (CHWs) play critical to health care and social services delivery, but defining their role in the health care system has always been a challenge. CHW credentialing initiatives help to address issues by establishing quality standards of knowledge and performance, and by creating a cohesive occupational identity.

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