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 [...]
An article from the Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. Explores the clinical CHW model, in which CHW are integral members of primary care teams inside medical homes. Presents two case studies of clinical CHW programs.
An assessment report by the CDC that is intended to inform about the strengths and limitations of evidence bases for individual components of chronic disease policy interventions. This particular report examines 14 CHW policy components, some of which are elements of successful CHW programs, so as t [...]
A CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention-published policy brief. Provides guidance and resources for integrating CHW into community-based efforts to prevent chronic disease. Provides general information on CHW in the U.S., then details the value and impact of CHW in preventing and mana [...]
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