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.
A guide from the Urban Institute for connecting justice involved people with Medicaid. Interventions include hiring justice-involved individuals as patient navigators to ensure that their peers have access to comprehensive and continuous care.
An article presenting opportunities for incorporating community health worker models into social work research and practice. Includes a profile of a promotores program in South Carolina.
A review of literature from Human Resources for Health evaluating community health worker performance in malaria prevention and control programs. Examines CHW characteristics influencing performance, as well as the impact of community and health systems factors.
A manual developed through the International Diabetes Foundation’s Women in India with GDM Strategy program. Educates community health workers about prevention and management of gestational diabetes mellitus.
A report from the Hispanic Health Council proposing recommendations for community health worker pay, caseloads, and training, as well as outlining policy recommendations for supporting robust community health worker programs.
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