A policy guide for insurers meant to accompany the report “Community Health Workers: A review of program evolution, evidence on effectiveness and value, and status of workforce development in New England.” Outlines best practices when contracting with providers as well as reimbursement m [...]
A policy guide for those working as community health workers or considering a career in the field and is meant to accompany the report “Community Health Workers: A review of program evolution, evidence on effectiveness and value, and status of workforce development in New England.”
An e-learning program focused on cultural competence from the US Department of Health and Human Services. The target audience is promotores de salud.
A doctoral dissertation assessing the acceptability and feasibility of an internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy intervention with support from a peer coach. Describes research findings and provides background on lay health workers in the context of mental health.
A quasi-experimental study evaluating the feasibility and acceptability of a training in mental health related services administered to community health workers. Knowledge, confidence, and attitudes toward mental illness were evaluated before and after the training program.
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.
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