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Mon, Feb 10

How Community Health Workers Dramatically Improve Healthcare

The nurse, who works in the rural coal mining town where she grew up, is part of a team of four other “patient navigators” at a local nonprofit, the Diabetes Coalition. Her role is funded by a Duke University research grant aimed at curbing and treating diabetes. “You’ve got more time with them,” she said. “In an office you’re on a set schedule, but here I don’t try to rush anyone.” Read more.