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.
Describes a rural community health worker-led education and diabetes management intervention. Different roles, including health coaching for diabetes management, and peer education, were filled by CHWs. Highlights the innovative components of this case.
Describes the implementation of an HIV treatment and prevention program based in an HIV hot spot fishing community in Uganda. Community residents employed motivational interviewing techniques as well as mobile phone based counseling strategies to encourage treatment adherence.
A sub-section of a Rural Tobacco Control and Prevention Toolkit from the Rural Health Information Hub. Offers case examples of rural community health worker-led tobacco cessation programs.
A peer-reviewed article examining the roles and training of community health workers in Missouri. Seeks to better understand how widely CHWs are employed in the state, as well as the common tasks they perform and health concerns they address.
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