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What Role can Community Health Workers Play in Connecting Rural Women with Depression to the “de facto” Mental Health Care System?

Authors: Snell-Rood, C., Feltner, F., Schoenberg, N.

Date: 2018

Project: No Project Affiliation

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

A qualitative study from Community Mental Health Journal examining opportunities for CHWs to improve rural women’s access to mental health care. While rural women are more likely to struggle with depression, treatment options are limited. The authors interviewed CHWs to determine options for connecting women with services in rural areas.

A Pilot Study of Trabajadora de Salud, a Lay Health Worker Intervention for Latinas/os with Traumatic Brain Injuries and their Caregivers

Authors: Linton, K.F., Kim, B.J.

Date: 2018

Project: No Project Affiliation

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

A pilot study from the Disability and Health Journal assessing a lay health worker intervention as a means of improving outcomes for Latinas/os with traumatic brain injuries. Lay health workers visited patients’ homes, with the intention of offering empathy for symptoms, improving communication with providers, and setting goals. Outcomes including caregiver burden, mental health status, somatic symptoms, employment, and others were measured.

Navigation Delivery Models and Roles of Navigators in Primary Care: A Scoping Literature Review

Authors: Carter, N., Valaitis, R.K., Lam, A., Feather, J., Nicholl, J., et. al.

Date: 2016

Project: No Project Affiliation

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

A literature review examining community health worker models in the context of primary care. To be included in this analysis, studies were required to address social services beyond health system services. The review illuminates the value in addressing social determinants of health through community health worker interventions.

How States Can Use Medicaid Managed Care Contracts to Support Community Health Workers

Authors: Families USA

Date: 2018

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: Financing, Tools and Guides, US- based

An issue brief from Families USA. Outlines a framework for funding community health workers through Medicaid. Provides language to use in writing contracts with Medicaid agencies and Medicaid managed care organizations.

Role of Community Health Workers in Supporting South Africa’s HIV/AIDS Treatment Programme

Authors: Mottiar, S. , Lodge, T.

Date: 2018

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: Global, HIV/AIDS, Scope of Practice

An article drawing on the experiences of community health workers in South Africa’s HIV/AIDS treatment programme. Offers insights regarding stresses and succeses of the program, CHW engagement, and challenges in integrating CHWs into the health care system.