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

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California Association of Community Health Workers

Authors: California Association of Community Health Workers

Date: 2015

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: Groups and Affiliations

The California Association of Community Health Workers is a statewide advocacy group in California. Its mission is to value and promote Community Health Workers and their model of care, and to support career development of CHWs. It aims to increase access to healthcare, reduce healthcare costs, and promote healthy and happy communities through CHWs. 

Bringing Community Health Workers into the Mainstream of U.S. Health Care

Authors: Pittman, M., Sunderland, A., Broderick, A, Barnett, K.

Date: 2015

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: CHW models, Scope of Practice, US- based

A discussion paper published by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Provides a general overview of the value of integrating CHW into team-based primary care. Topics include: using CHW to enhance team-based care, obstacles to using CHW, and recommendations for implementing CHW in the future.

Best Practices for Integrating Peer Navigators into HIV Models of Care

Authors: AIDS United

Date: 2015

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: CHW models, Financing, Health Equity, HIV/AIDS, Scope of Practice, Tools and Guides, Training and Supervision, US- based

A report by AIDS United. Presents lessons learned from three AIDS United peer navigation program initiatives: Positive Charge (2010-2014), Retention in Care (2012-2016), and the Access to Care Social Innovation Fund Initiative (2010-2015). Offers ways to successfully and efficiently integrate peer navigators to reach vulnerable HIV populations in America. Topics include: initial steps to begin/expand a peer navigation program (identify target populations, best practices checklist, protocols and procedures), strategies to implement and monitor the program (communication, training, documentation), and ways to address the sustainability of the program.

Addressing Chronic Disease through Community Health Workers: A Policy and Systems-Level Approach

Authors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Date: 2015

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: CHW models, Financing, Scope of Practice, Selected Health Conditions, US- based

A CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention-published policy brief. Provides guidance and resources for integrating CHW into community-based efforts to prevent chronic disease. Provides general information on CHW in the U.S., then details the value and impact of CHW in preventing and managing a variety of chronic diseases, including heart disease and stroke, diabetes, and cancer. Provides descriptions of CHW chronic disease programs, examples of state legislative action, recommendations of policies for building an integrated and sustainable CHW workforce, and resources that can assist state health departments in working with CHW.

Achieving the Triple Aim: Success with Community Health Workers

Authors: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Date: 2015

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: Financing, Scope of Practice, US- based

A report published by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Highlights a number of ways healthcare providers and payer organizations can benefit from integrating CHW into their teams to improve quality outcomes while reducing costs.