Community Health Workers as Drivers of a Successful Community-Based Disease Management Initiative

Authors Peretz, P.J. , Matiz, L.A. , Findley, S. , Lizardo, M. , Evans, D.

Date 2012

Keywords CHW models, Research and Evaluation Methods, Selected Health Conditions, US- based

An article from the American Journal of Public Health. Presents details and key findings of the successful Washington Heights/Inwood Network for Asthma Program in NY. The program utilized CHW to bridge gaps in care between the community and health care settings, and ultimately led to an over 50% reduction in hospitalizations and emergency department visits and a nearly 100% caregiver confidence in controlling their child’s asthma.