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 [...]
An article from the American Journal of Public Health. Presents details and key findings of the successful Washington Heights/Inwood Network for Asthma Program in NY. The program utilized CHW to bridge gaps in care between the community and health care settings, and ultimately led to an over 50% red [...]
Report includes global systematic review, country case-study CHW programs, analysis and expert opinions, followed by recommendations on best practices for CHW programs within different health categories (including HIV/AIDS).
Discusses general themes related to work environment that affect the productivity of CHWs. The article makes recommendations for working conditions for CHWs as more countries utilize CHWs programs in the healthcare system.
An article from the Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. Describes three initiatives in Massachusetts in which the state public health department collaborated with CHW leaders, health providers, and community-based partners to develop policy and services, including CHW state certification, integra [...]
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) encourages state Title V programs to partner with families, consumer groups, and others to advance their chosen National Performance Measures (NPMs). As the MCHB-funded national center for health insurance and financing of care, the Catalyst Center resea [...]
Through interviews and focus groups, clinic and program staff from nine organizations nationwide provided insights about the role of patient navigators in building a medical home for people living with HIV who are homeless/unstably housed and co-diagnosed with substance use and/or mental health diso [...]
In 2014, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) launched a project to develop an acuity tool to assess the severity of needs of clients living with HIV. The CAHPP team worked with MDPH and BPHC staff to create an acuity tool that assesses clie [...]
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