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

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Report on the “Think-In” on Community Health Worker Voice, Power, and Citizens’ Right to Health

Authors: Schaaf, M., Warthin, C., Manning, A., Topp, S.

Date: 2018

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: CHW models, Global, Scope of Practice

Report from a convening organized by the Accountability Research Center of the School of International Service at American University. Participants shared experiences and knowledge, with the goals of identifying how CHWs experience accountability, and how to greater improve the accountability of CHWs, as well as the internal accountability of the health care system, and its accountability to communities.

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

Project: No Project Affiliation

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.

Preparing Mexican-Origin Community Health Advocates (Promotores) to Conduct SBIRT for Problem Drinking in the Emergency Room

Authors: Ramos, R., Cherpitel, C.J., Alvarez, J., Beltran, O., Woolard, R., et. al.

Date: 2018

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: CHW models, Health Equity, Selected Health Conditions, Training and Supervision, US- based

An article describing the recruitment and training of Mexican-origin promotores to perform Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment for alcohol. Focuses on cultural factors to consider in training.

Pathways of Care for Sexual Violence Survivors and the Benefits and Drawbacks of Using Community Health Workers to Provide Support Health Services to Sexual Violence Survivors: A Systemic Review and Case Study in Kenya

Authors: Gatuguta, A.

Date: 2018

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: CHW models, Global, Health Equity, Research and Evaluation Methods

A mixed-methods study examining the opportunities and barriers to using community health workers to offer cohesive health care support to survivors of sexual assault. The authors draw on a review of literature, medical records, and interviews with survivors and CHWs to identify risk factors for not accessing care or accessing care late.

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

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

Date: 2018

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: Global, Training and Supervision

A literature review outlining current implementation of ongoing CHW training in low and middle income countries. Identifies common methods of training, and advocates for increased attention to quality and sustainability of such training.