A study from Women’s Health Issues. Describes an intervention addressing obesity among women in Utah. The study employed peer health coaching as an individual-level intervention, while simultaneously soliciting information about organizational, local, and state level policies impacting the hea [...]
An article documenting a process through which students in a community health worker training program evaluated and re-framed mental health focused learning modules. Through project-based learning, participants identified the limitations of a biomedical approach to mental health and developed strate [...]
Healthy Fit uses community health workers to promote cancer screenings and education about heart health. This evaluation of the program found that the intervention is a cost-effective and impactful model for addressing cancer and cardiovascular health disparities.
A report describing a pilot program in which fourth year medical students, as an elective rotation, focus on building community relationships and developing cultural humility by learning from community health workers.
A concept note produced by the Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard. Outlines the history of global CHW programs as well as case studies of successful recruitment efforts.
An article drawing on the experiences of community health workers in South Africa’s HIV/AIDS treatment programme. Offers insights regarding stresses and succeses of the program, CHW engagement, and challenges in integrating CHWs into the health care system.
A study assessing community health workers’ experiences delivering HIV treatment interventions in Zimbabwe. Offers insights regarding sustainability of CHW programs.
A study describing the development of a national community health worker program in Ethiopia intended to improve infant and child health outcomes. Describes training and supervision procedures for community health workers and health extension workers.
A review of literature addressing breast and cervical cancer prevention education and patient navigation interventions. Calls for increased evaluation of such programs, especially those that target rural women.
This study describes responses to community health worker integration into primary health care in Tanzania and explores opportunities for improved effectiveness of CHW programs.
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