From Community Health Workers to Community Health Systems: Time to Widen the Horizon?

Defines community health systems as the space between formal health structures (in which community health workers are integrated) and community systems (where community health workers are embedded). Calls for a broader understanding and exploration of community health systems as a means to achieving comprehensive care for all.

Abstract available on Taylor and Francis website. (You may need to purchase the full text article.)

ANDALE Pittsburgh: Results of a Promotora-Led, Home-Based Intervention to Promote a Healthy Weight in Latino Preschool Children

This pilot study assessing a promotora-led intervention to reduce obesity in Latino preschool children. In spite of higher rates of obesity among this population, there are few specifically tailored interventions available. Though limited in scope, the authors suggest that such a model may be effective in reducing BMI, increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, and decreasing screen time.