Community Health Workers: A Review of Program Evolution, Evidence on Effectiveness and Value, and Status of Workforce Development in New England

Authors Institute for Clinical and Economic Review

Date 2013

Keywords CHW models, Financing, Research and Evaluation Methods, US- based

A draft report by the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review. Evidence review and policy analysis in support of the New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council. Goals of the review include 1) documentation of the evolution of CHW programs in New England and nationally, 2) summary of evidence on CHW program impact on health outcomes and costs, and identification of program components that led to success, 3) examination of potential budgetary impact of implementing CHW programs, and 4) listing of best practices in CHW implementation.