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Identifying Patients with High Risk of Readmission from the Patient Navigators’ Perspectives: A Descriptive Qualitative Study

Authors: Razali, M.R.M., Chong, Y.C., Mustapha, N.Z., Xu, Y., Ayoob, S.M., et. al.

Date: 2016

Project: No Project Affiliation

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

A qualitative study drawing on the experience of patient navigators. Analyzes the factors that contribute to unintentional hospital readmission, as identified by experienced patient navigators, and encourages attending to social factors when engaging in discharge planning.

From Community Health Workers to Community Health Systems: Time to Widen the Horizon?

Authors: Schneider, H., Lehmann, U.

Date: 2016

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: CHW models, Health Equity

Defines community health systems as the space between formal health structures (in which community health workers are integrated) and community systems (where community health workers are embedded). Calls for a broader understanding and exploration of community health systems as a means to achieving comprehensive care for all.

Abstract available on Taylor and Francis website. (You may need to purchase the full text article.)

Does Racial/Ethnic Identity Influence the Effectiveness of a Community Health Worker Intervention for African American and Latino Adults with Type 2 Diabetes?

Authors: Murayama, H., Spencer, M.S., Sinco, B.R., Palmisano, G., Keiffer, E.C.

Date: 2016

Project: No Project Affiliation

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

An article from the journal Health Education & Behavior addressing the impact of community health worker racial and ethnic identity in client interventions. Seeks to provide empirical evaluation of the assumption that individuals form relationships more easily with service providers of the same racial and ethnic identity.

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.