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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

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.

Evaluation of Healthy Fit: A Community Health Worker Model to Address Hispanic Health Disparities

Authors: Brown, L. D. , Vasquez, D., Salinas, J. J. , Tang, X. , Balcazar, H.

Date: 2018

Project: No Project Affiliation

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

Healthy Fit uses community health workers to promote cancer screenings and education about heart health. This evaluation of the program found that the intervention is a cost-effective and impactful model for addressing cancer and cardiovascular health disparities.

Evaluating Community Health Workers’ Attributes, Roles, and Pathways of Action in Immigrant Communities

Authors: Islam, N., Shapiro, E., Wyatt, L., Riley, L., Zanowiak, J., et. al.

Date: 2017

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: Health Equity, Research and Evaluation Methods, Training and Supervision, US- based

An article from Preventive Medicine. An article seeking to identify mechanisms of CHW effectiveness as well as CHW attributes to guide training and selection of CHWs working in immigrant communities.

Roles, Responsibilities, and Characteristics of Lay Community Health Workers Involved in Diabetes Prevention Programmes: A Systematic Review

Authors: Hill, J., Peer, N., Oldenburg, B., Kengne, A.P.

Date: 2017

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: Research and Evaluation Methods, Scope of Practice, Selected Health Conditions, Training and Supervision, US- based

A literature review examining the role of community health workers in diabetes prevention programs. Summarizes the roles CHWs play in such interventions, as well as topics covered and CHW training across the 30 studies reviewed.

Ongoing Training of Community Health Workers in Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Scoping Review of the Literature

Authors: O'Donovan, J., O'Donovan, C. , Kuhn, I., Sachs, S.E. , Winters, N.

Date: 2018

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: Global, Health Equity, Scope of Practice, Training and Supervision

The authors of this study analyzed ongoing training of community health workers. Given the diversity of ongoing training activities and focus on specific skills or subjects of concern, the authors conclude that greater attention should be paid to the design and implementation of training with an eye towards health system improvement.