Outcome Effectiveness of Community Health Workers: An Integrative Literature Review

Authors Swinder, S.M

Date 2002

Keywords Global, Health Equity, Research and Evaluation Methods, Scope of Practice, US- based

An article from Public Health Nursing. Reviews the databased literature on CHW effectiveness (increasing access to care, especially in underserved populations). Finds that the CHW role can be doomed by overly high expectations, lack of a clear focus, and lack of documentation. Recommends further research into CHW activities and target populations.