Challenges Facing Community Health Workers in Brazil’s Family Health Strategy: A Qualitative Study

Examines the day-to-day work of community health workers in Brazil to better understand obstacles and aides to their work, as well as factors in job satisfaction. The community health workers interviewed reported that better integration into primary health care teams, increased ability to follow up on health concerns, and increased community knowledge of their roles would contribute to increased efficacy on the job.

What do Patients with Diabetes Think of Health Coaching?

A research report from the Urban Institute assessing a health coaching program for improving medication adherence, stress management, and nutrition among people with diabetes. Examines patients’ impressions of the lay health coaches as well as engagement with primary care and A1c levels.