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. Reports and analyzes the differing attitudes towards per diems among health officials and community health workers. Suggests that further engaging in conversations with CHWs around this issue could spark significant shifts in thinking about labor rights among health care workers globally.
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 report from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Provides guidelines and procedures for implementing a community health worker-led asthma prevention and management intervention.
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 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.
A review and meta-analysis examining controlled trials of community health worker interventions to improve rates of cancer screening. Evaluates the efficacy of such interventions and calls for improved quality studies to better support such interventions.
An analysis of a children’s oral health initiative in indigenous communities in Canada. Communities were enrolled in the oral health program with sporadic, intermittent, or uninterrupted support from a community health worker. The authors examine the relationship between community health worker presence and access to and utilization of preventive dental services.
A quality-improvement program assessing knowledge, attitudes, participation rates, and participant satisfaction among community health workers who received nurse-administered training in diabetes management and care on an American Indian reservation.