Libbi Ethier joined CISWH in September 2019 and currently serves as a Program Manager for the HRSA-funded Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network to Advance Care for Children with Medical Complexity (CoIIN to Advance Care for CMC). Libbi graduated from Georgetown University in 2016 with a B [...]
Julia Kantner Doherty joined the Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health in June 2017, as a research assistant. Currently, she works as a program manager for both the HIV, Housing, & Employment Project and the Catalyst Center. Julia graduated with an MSW in Clinical Social Work from BU S [...]
Staff at BU have partnered with the following organizations and individuals to form the Evaluation & Technical Assistance Team: Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Harvard Law School Cent [...]
Evaluates a hearing screening program implemented by community health workers. Young children were screened for hearing loss using a smartphone app, then referred by CHWs as needed. Abstract available on Taylor and Francis website. (You may need to purchase the full text article.)
A qualitative study drawing on interviews with community health workers trained to administer rapid diagnostic tests for malaria. Assesses job motivation and satisfaction to help inform strategies for CHW retention and determine the feasibility of scaling up the program. While CHWs overall had high [...]
An article from the American Journal of Public Health. Evaluates a program designed to increase physical activity among churchgoing Latinas. The intervention involved phone-based motivational interviewing and accelerometer-assessed physical activity.
An analysis of a children’s oral health initiative in indigenous communities in Canada. Communities were enrolled in the oral health program with sporadic, intermittent, or uninterrupted support from a community health worker. The authors examine the relationship between community health worke [...]
A quality-improvement program assessing knowledge, attitudes, participation rates, and participant satisfaction among community health workers who received nurse-administered training in diabetes management and care on an American Indian reservation.
A report outlining a community health worker-led health promotion program implemented in low-income housing developments in Austin. As part of the intervention, CHWs offered nutrition, exercise, and chronic disease management classes to development residents.
A research report from the Urban Institute assessing a health coaching program for improving medication adherence, stress management, and nutrition among people with diabetes. Examines patients’ impressions of the lay health coaches as well as engagement with primary care and A1c levels.
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