A qualitative study drawing on interviews with community health workers trained to administer rapid diagnostic tests for malaria. Assesses job motivation and satisfaction to help inform strategies for CHW retention and determine the feasibility of scaling up the program. While CHWs overall had high satisfaction, they identified lack of community awareness of their role as a barrier.
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 their professional roles as the result of participating in a Home-Based Neonatal Care program.
An article from the American Journal of Public Health. Among individuals living with HIV who are released from prisons and jails each year, up to 95% experience a gap in services. This study examines the impact of patient navigation on access to care for this population. Based on study findings, the authors recommend standardizing this approach.
An article from the American Journal of Public Health. Presents findings from a study examining a community health worker intervention among low-income individuals with multiple chronic illnesses. Findings measure impact on chronic illness metrics as well as self-reported mental health and emergency room visits.
An article from the American Journal of Public Health comparing the efficacy of a telephone-based patient navigation intervention with a motivational interviewing intervention in increasing colorectal cancer screenings. Highlights the need for community-based interventions to improve health among minority men.
An article from the American Journal of Public Health reporting the results of a randomized controlled trial examining the impact of communications trainings on community health worker attitude towards people who inject drugs (PWIDs), as well as the avoidance behaviors of PWIDs.
An article from the American Journal of Public Health. Evaluates a program designed to increase physical activity among churchgoing Latinas. The intervention involved phone-based motivational interviewing and accelerometer-assessed physical activity.
A study to assess the acceptability of feasibility of community health worker-led education in Standard Days Method of contraception. Explores possible roles for CHWs in providing access to choices in family planning in Rwanda.
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 randomized controlled trial examining the impact of community health workers support in diabetes management with low-income ethnic minority patients. Assesses outcomes for participants who received pharmacist support alone, or pharmacist support in addition to community health worker support.