A literature review analyzing the roles of peer health workers. Examines benefits of peer models and offers recommendations for future development of peer health worker programs.
A report published by Sinai Urban Health Institute. Summarizes CHW professional literature and national and local surveys, successes, lessons learned, and case studies from the field. Aims to address the gaps in knowledge about how to effectively implement the CHW model. Targets health care organiza [...]
A report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau, Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) Program. SPNS grantees are awarded funds to design, implement, and evaluate innovative strategies that encourage hard-to-reach [...]
A draft report by the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review. Evidence review and policy analysis in support of the New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council. Goals of the review include 1) documentation of the evolution of CHW programs in New England and nationally, 2) summa [...]
On December 6, 2017, the Catalyst Center and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) co-hosted a webinar on state-based innovations that support value-based purchasing (VBP) for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). Presentations from the Association of Maternal and Child Heal [...]
Originally published in the April 2011 issue of the Catalyst Center Coverage e-newsletter, this article focuses on financing mechanisms for pediatric palliative and hospice care programs and provides some state-specific examples of noteworthy strategies for financing pediatric palliative care progra [...]
This Catalyst Center policy brief describes the impact of the CommonHealth program and its relevance to the Massachusetts health care reform experience.
This article, published in the Journal of Child Health Care, describes the process and results of a survey of parents and caregivers whose children with disabilities were enrolled in CommonHealth, the state’s Medicaid Buy-in program. Results suggest that the MassHealth CommonHealth program improve [...]
Family advocacy efforts coupled with legislative support resulted in the creation and implementation of a Medicaid Buy-in program for families raising children with disabilities in Texas.
A paper published by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Presents a review of published literature on CHW programs, primarily focusing on maternal and newborn child health, for the purposes of identifying key components of successful CHW programs, reviewing past successes [...]
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