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A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Community Health Worker Intervention in a Population of Patients with Multiple Chronic Diseases: Study Design and Protocol

Authors: Kangovi, S., Mitra, N., Turr, L., Huo, H., Grande, D., et. al.

Date: 2017

Project: No Project Affiliation

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

A study protocol to assess the impact of CHW intervention among patients with multiple chronic diseases. The authors seek to better understand how upstream interventions, such as community health worker support, impact patients’ health goals across multiple illnesses.

A community health worker model to address childhood asthma : perspectives of program participants

Authors: Jin, L., Marquez, I. , Lopez, R. , Realmuto, L., Bozack, A., et. al

Date: 2017

Project: No Project Affiliation

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

A report analyzing the impact of a community health worker-led program intended to address the impact of the home environment on childhood asthma. The program contributed to a reduction in use of emergency services and night-time awakenings, as well as successful advocacy for improved housing conditions. The evaluation includes feedback from primary caregivers who participated in the intervention, as well as CHWs and residents.

A Community Health Worker-Delivered Intervention in African American Women with Type 2 Diabetes: A 12-Month Randomized Trial

Authors: Lutes, L.D., Cummings, D.M., Littlewood, K., Dinatale, E., Hambidge, B.

Date: 2017

Project: No Project Affiliation

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

An article from the journal Obesity assessing the effectiveness of a community health worker intervention with rural African American women with Type-2 diabetes. Participants either received weekly phone calls from a CHW for 16 weeks, or received 16 informational brochures by mail. Outcomes of interest included glycosylated hemoglobin, blood pressure, and weight changes.

A Community Framework for Addressing Social Determinants of Oral Health for Low-Income Populations

Authors: Chazin, S., Glover, J.

Date: 2017

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: Health Equity, Scope of Practice, Selected Health Conditions, Tools and Guides, US- based

Technical brief from the Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. Identifies the steps in developing an intervention to address the social determinants of oral health in a community, and offers a case study of a Parent Promotoras model implemented in New Jersey to improve oral health.

A Call for Differentiated Approaches to Delivering HIV Services to Key Populations

Authors: Macdonald, V., Verster, A., Baggaley, R.

Date: 2017

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: CHW models, Financing, Global, HIV/AIDS, Selected Health Conditions

An article from the Journal of the International AIDS Society illustrating the potential and challenges of peer navigation for HIV treatment services for key populations. Calls for better understanding of the impact of such work on peer navigators themselves, as well as the cost effectiveness of peer navigation and an expansion of community-based services for key populations.