Although current medical treatments have improved health outcomes for many people living with HIV, engagement and retention in health care and adherence to antiretroviral treatment continues to be a challenge. In 2011, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDHP), Bureau of Infectious Diseas [...]
This Webcast will help participants learn to identify strategies for recruiting and hiring peers including what qualifications to look for, how to conduct interviews, how to orient and train peers prior to working with clients, and how to introduce and retain peers as part of the health care team.
Wednesday, November 17 2010 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ETPeers living with HIV/AIDS play an essential role in engaging HIV-positive individuals in care and treatment. The unique nature of that role brings with it special considerations when integrating peers as part of the health care team. This We [...]
A new handbook from the Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health (CISWH) at Boston University School of Social Work provides current and prospective Master of Social Work/Master of Public Health (MSW/MPH) program administrators and educators with useful information on how to build and stren [...]
A guide from USAID that offers case studies of successful large-scale community health worker programs, as well as concrete recommendations for addressing challenges. This guide is intended for administrators and policymakers who are interested in developing or improving community health worker prog [...]
A toolkit developed by MHP Salud. Quick reference guide with tips and tools designed for use with promotor(a) or other CHW programs.
Results from a randomized control trial–As part of the Minority AIDS Initiative Retention and Re-Engagement in HIV Care Project, CAHPP staff evaluated the effectiveness of a peer-enhanced intervention at three clinic locations. They presented their findings at the Ryan White 2016 conference. S [...]
A qualitative study highlighting the importance of attending to the experiences of community health workers, not only to the outcomes of CHW interventions. CHWs interviewed indicated an increased sense of self-efficacy, willingness to upgrade their knowledge, determine goals, and make decisions in t [...]
A brief from the Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis and The Rural Health Research Center of the University of Minnesota. Identifies six community health worker models identified in rural health settings. Offers insight regarding rural CHW liability, program sustainability, and best practices for [...]
An article from Global Public Health. A qualitative analysis of Afghanistan’s community health worker program. Explores the divisions of labor along gender lines in health service provision, and reflects on opportunities for women’s empowerment within the structure of the national commun [...]
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