On February 13th at the 2018 Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) conference the Catalyst Center presented the results of four focus groups that were conducted with parents of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) who are from the Somali community in Bost [...]
The Louisiana Community Health Outreach Network was founded in 2010 by a group of CHWs. It was developed as a space to connect CHWs and allow them to share information and support one another in their profession. The LACHON’s mission is to provide a community of support for CHWs within Louisiana t [...]
The Idaho Community Health Worker Advisory Group is a statewide organization that engages stakeholders in developing a CHW teaching program in Idaho. Its mission is to promote CHWs as a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of a given population. It supports CHWs connection and acce [...]
A journal article from Health Education Research (Oxford Journals). Provides a summary of the design, implementation, and evaluation of a 48-hour training program for CHW working in diabetes care teams in community health centers.
A journal article from Health Affairs. Describes the savings in Medicaid that resulted from the Arkansas Community Connector Program, in which CHW identified people with unmet long-term care needs at risk for entering nursing homes, and connected them to Medicaid home and community-based services.
A journal article from Health Promotion Practice, Society for Public Health Education. Describes how a patient-centered medical home and academic partners collaborated with CHW to develop and implement the Patient Resource and Education Program (PREP). Under PREP, CHW received training in core compe [...]
Discusses the history of CHW programs around the world and the potential for increased use of CHWs in the United States, as well as their current effectiveness within the present healthcare system.
A comprehensive list of resources (guides, flipcharts, posters, quizzes, trainings, evaluations, music, podcasts) designed for African Americans at risk for type 2 diabetes. Provides materials to start a community outreach program to help people prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
An article from the American Journal of Public Health. Provides a general overview of the integral role of CHW in the health care work force. Topics include: contributions of CHW in the U.S., characteristics of successful CHW programs, barriers to expanded use of CHW, and recommendations for strengt [...]
An article from the American Journal of Public Health. Attempts to further the vision of public health as a benefit to the community by encouraging three actions: (1) promote awareness and appreciation of the uniqueness of CHW and support their roles in bringing community perspectives and priorities [...]
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