Reducing 30-Day Readmission Rates in a High-Risk Population Using a Lay-Health Worker Model in Appalachia Kentucky

Authors Cardarelli, R. , Horsley, M. , Ray, L. , Maggard, N. , Schilling, J. , et. al.

Date 2018

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

An article from Health Education Research describing the results of a study evaluating the impact of a lay health worker intervention in reducing 30-day hospital readmission rates. Lay health workers addressed the social needs – transportation, identifying community resources, etc. – of recently discharged members of a high-risk population.