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Are Community-Based Health Worker Interventions an Effective Approach for Early Diagnosis of Cancer? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Authors Bellhouse, S., McWilliams, L., Firth, J., Yorke, J., French, D.P.

Date 2017

Project No Project Affiliation

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

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.

Are Community-Based Health Worker Interventions an Effective Approach for Early Diagnosis of Cancer? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Authors Bellhouse, S., McWilliams, L., Firth, J., Yorke, J., French, D.P.

Date 2017

Project No Project Affiliation

Keywords Health Equity, Research and Evaluation Methods, Selected Health Conditions

A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials studying the effectiveness of community health worker cancer screening interventions. This article summarizes the existing literature, and calls for higher-quality examination of early cancer detection interventions with community health workers.

APHA Roundtable: Integrating Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in HIV Primary Care

Authors Marbach, A.

Date 2017

Project Dissemination and Evaluation Center

Keywords HIV/AIDS

Presented at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 2017 annual meeting, this roundtable discussion introduced an intervention that seeks to provide individual-level treatment to individuals with HIV who inject drugs and to create systems-level change to improve outcomes for this population. This intervention is currently being implemented at three clinics: University of Kentucky Bluegrass Cares Clinic, Lexington, KY; Centro Ararat, Ponce, Puerto Rico; and MetroHealth, Cleveland, OH. It is one of four interventions related to improving health outcomes along the HIV care continuum that are being evaluated by the Dissemination and Evaluation Center. Below are links to handouts that were distributed at the roundtable.

APHA Roundtable: Applying Implementation Science to a Multi-intervention, Multisite Study Linking and Retaining HIV-Positive Patients in Care

Authors Fox, J.

Date 2017

Project Dissemination and Evaluation Center

Keywords HIV/AIDS

Presented at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 2017 annual meeting, this roundtable discussion centered on experiences using an implementation science approach to implement four adapted interventions based on previously funded HRSA Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) interventions related to improving health outcomes along the HIV care continuum. The interventions are being evaluated by the Dissemination and Evaluation Center. Handouts linked below included a study design overview, overviews of the intervention structure including enrollment numbers, and data collection tools mapped to the Proctor Model that the study design draws on.

APHA Presentation: Using Community Health Workers to Improve Linkage and Retention in HIV Care

Authors Baughman, A.

Date 2017

Project Improving Access to HIV Care Using CHWs

Keywords HIV/AIDS

Presented at American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting in November 2017, this presentation describes the project to train and integrate Community Health Workers (CHWs) into primary HIV care. It describes how the project relates to the C3 Project and the federal HIV continuum of care and identifies ways that CHWs have been integrated into the project.