The Community Health Workers (CHWS) National Library has been compiled by our team from nationwide sources.

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Understanding Scope and Competencies: A Contemporary Look at the U.S. Community Health Worker Field, Progress Report of the CHW Core Consensus (C3) Project: Building National Consensus on CHW Core Roles, Skills, and Qualities

Authors: Rosenthal, E.L., Rush, C.H., Allen, C.G.

Date: 2016

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: Research and Evaluation Methods, Scope of Practice, US- based

A report of findings from the C3 Project. Examines how CHW roles (scope of practice) and competencies (skills and qualities) have evolved over time, and provides a contemporary look at CHW core roles in the U.S. and the competencies needed to fulfill those roles.

SPECTRuM Manual

Authors: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau

Date: 2016

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, Scope of Practice, Tools and Guides, US- based

A manual developed by the Department of Health and Human Services based on the implementation of a peer program (SPECTRuM) into HIV care. Strategy 1 lists the protocol developed and implemented for integrating peers into HIV care teams. Provides sample forms as tools for organizations to use when recruiting clients and using peers to engage and retain PLWH in care. Strategy 2 lists the protocol developed and implemented for collecting HIV laboratory data and documenting providers’ data follow-up for the purpose of client surveillance. Provides sample forms as tools for collecting and updating data.

Mediators and Moderators of Improvements in Medication Adherence: Secondary Analysis of a Community Health Worker-Led Diabetes Medication Self-Management Support Program

Authors: Hofer, R., Mase, R., Spencer, M.

Date: 2016

Project: No Project Affiliation

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

An article from Health Education and Behavior. Presents methods and findings from a trial comparing two models of CHW-led diabetes medication decision support for low-income Latino and African American adults with diabetes.

A Community Health Worker Training Resource for Preventing Heart Disease and Stroke

Authors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Date: 2016

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: Selected Health Conditions, Tools and Guides, Training and Supervision, US- based

A user-friendly curriculum that CHW can use in their training and also as a resource. Offers plain-language basic information and activities to increase skills in preventing heart disease and stroke. Also covers lifestyle-related issues and risk factors for stroke, heart attack, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes.

Community Health Worker Integration in Health Care, Public Health, and Policy: A Partnership Model

Authors: Wilkinson, G.W., et al.

Date: 2016

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: Scope of Practice, US- based

An article from the Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. Describes three initiatives in Massachusetts in which the state public health department collaborated with CHW leaders, health providers, and community-based partners to develop policy and services, including CHW state certification, integrated chronic disease programs, and a state-funded pilot program aimed at showing efficacy of community-based prevention.

Citation: Wilkinson, G.W., et al. (2016). Community Health Worker Integration in Health Care, Public Health, and Policy: A Partnership Model. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 39(1). 2-11.