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Kentucky Association of Community Health Workers

Authors: Kentucky Association of Community Health Workers

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The Kentucky Association of Community Health Workers was formed in 2016 as an advocacy group for the CHW profession. It views CHWs as the missing link between patients and healthcare providers, viewing CHWs as frontline public health professionals. The KACHW’s mission is to unify, promote, and sustain CHWs within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Community Health Worker Texas Association

Authors: The Community Health Worker Texas Association

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The Community Health Worker Texas Association provides a link via CHWs to improve healthcare access. The CHWs work in association with local healthcare professionals to meet these goals. This association works in collaboration with the Texas Area Health Education Center in an effort to improve community-wide health outcomes.

Community Health Worker Programs: A Review of Recent Literature

Authors: Shakir, F.K

Date: 2015

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: CHW models, Global, Research and Evaluation Methods, Selected Health Conditions

A paper published by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Presents a review of published literature on CHW programs, primarily focusing on maternal and newborn child health, for the purposes of identifying key components of successful CHW programs, reviewing past successes and failures of implementing CHW programs, and summarizing lessons learned.

AMCHP Conference Workshop: Addressing Health Care Coverage Inequities Among Children with Special Health Care Needs

Authors: Bachman, S., Manning, L., Wilson, K., Kantner, J., Comeau, M.

Date: 2018

Project: The Catalyst Center

Keywords: CYSHCN, Financial Hardship, Health Equity

On February 13th at the 2018 Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) conference the Catalyst Center presented the results of four focus groups that were conducted with parents of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) who are from the Somali community in Boston, focusing on accessing health care for their CYSHCN.

In the context of the focus group results, we also provided results of interviews conducted with representatives of state Offices of Minority Health. We presented information on innovative strategies states are using to mitigate inequities and discussed how these strategies could address the barriers the families identified. The session was recorded, and the video will also be available here in the coming months.

The Association for Utah Community Health

Authors: The Association for Utah Community Health

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The Community Health Worker Program was developed within the Association for Utah Community Health. This program works in close collaboration with statewide healthcare facilities and providers to improve community health. As of 2014, this program linked five CHWs within the state of Utah to provide professional support and networking opportunities.