Having joined the CISWH team as a Research Assistant in April 2017, Marena Sullivan contributes to a variety of the group’s efforts. She works for the Dissemination and Evaluation Center and the Catalyst Center in addition to engaging in the HRSA Community Health Worker and Med-HEART projects. Ma [...]
This project will evaluate the efficacy of Project IMPACT, an intensive in-home training program for parents with intellectual disabilities who are at risk of child removal due to allegations of child maltreatment. Children whose parents have intellectual disabilities are more likely to be placed in [...]
Ruth Paris, chair of the Clinical Practice Department, is recognized for her expertise in trauma and infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH), including a particular focus on families struggling with substance and opioid use disorders (SUDs and OUDs). With support from the Substance Abuse an [...]
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 [...]
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.
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