An article exploring challenges around research with these community health workers. The authors point out the challenges of identifying, surveying, and supporting community health workers in the context of research, and offer strategies to engage the CHW workforce at the local, state, and national levels.
Technical brief from the Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. Identifies the steps in developing an intervention to address the social determinants of oral health in a community, and offers a case study of a Parent Promotoras model implemented in New Jersey to improve oral health.
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.
Community health workers are increasingly considered central to improving health equity. The authors of this editorial emphasize the importance of utilizing return on investment data as a core element supporting increased employment of CHWs.
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. 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 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.