Support The Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health (CISWH) addresses some of the most daunting health challenges of our time—challenges that often impact already vulnerable populations. Providing the best care for people living with conditions such as HIV, addiction, homelessness, and com [...]
Advisory Board Our Advisory Board provides guidance on CISWH’s transdisciplinary agenda. Its members share our commitment to promoting the intersection of social work and public health. Heidi L. Allen, PhD, MSW Dr. Allen is an A [...]
Howard Cabral is Professor of Biostatistics, a co-director of the Biostatistics Graduate Program since 2003, and the founding Director of the Biostatistics and Research Design Program of the Boston University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. He has over 30 years of teaching, consulting [...]
A qualitative study exploring the views of urban community health workers as they adapt Ghana’s rural Community-Based Health Planning and Service program for a rural setting. Identifies opportunities and challenges for the program.
Using the job analysis method, the authors examined the job tasks and worker attributes of community health workers to inform the development of a training program for CHWs. Shares the analysis methods as a template for other organizations launching similar programs.
A study describing the program developers’ rationale in designing a community health worker-led intervention to improve maternal outcomes in India utilizing mobile health tools. Articulates contextual factors impacting implementation and evaluates program efficacy.
A report from the Connecticut Health Foundation describing proposed community health worker programs in Connecticut, and offering a template for providers and payers considering methods of financing such programs.
A brief describing the evidence for use of CHWs in prevention efforts and outlining financing options for CHW programs. Draws on program development in Washington state.
State teams continuously share data to learn from each other’s quality improvement efforts. Our staff, together with staff from the BU Department of Economics and the BU School of Public Health, will conduct a rigorous program of evaluation to monitor activities and make adjustments as necessary t [...]
An article from the peer-reviewed journal, Health Affairs. Follows how Massachusetts and Minnesota have initiated comprehensive policies to foster increased use of CHW and (in MN) to make their services reimbursable under Medicaid. Recommendations include further development of the CHW workforce, cr [...]
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