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Thomas I. Miller, Michelle Miller Kobayashi & Peggy L. Hill

In: Promoting Health at the Community Level

Chapter 8: Home Visitation Learning Groups: Community-Based Professionals Discovering Best Practices

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Home Visitation Learning Groups: Community-Based Professionals Discovering Best Practices
Home visitation learning groups: Community-based professionals discovering best practices
Thomas I.MillerMichelle MillerKobayashiPeggy L.Hill

Bringing together service providers within a learning group setting represents a novel and potentially enriching opportunity to allow the group's participants to increase their professional skills, to network with their peers both within and outside their communities, and to develop common goals for client service delivery. In this chapter, case study information is presented on five such groups formed in Colorado between 1998 and 2000, specifically to promote learning opportunities related to the delivery of home visitation services.

As described in this chapter, the unique feature of the learning group approach from the perspective of community-based health promotion lies in the interaction it promotes between the ...

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