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Implementing the Community Health Worker Model Within Diabetes Management: Challenges and Lessons Learned from Programs Across the United States

Authors: Cherrington, A., Ayala, G.X., Amick, H., Allison, J., Corbie-Smith, G.

Date: 2008

Project: No Project Affiliation

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

An article from The Diabetes Educator. Examines methods of implementation of the CHW model within diabetes programs, as well as related challenges and lessons learned.

Your Heart, Your Life, A Community Health Worker’s Manual for the Hispanic Community

Authors: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health

Date: 2008

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: Health Equity, Selected Health Conditions, Tools and Guides, Training and Supervision, US- based

A manual published by the National Institutes of Health. A heart health manual created specifically for Latino communities for use in training CHW, educating members of Latino communities, and other community activities. Consists of 12 sessions with step-by-step instructions on how to teach 11 educational sessions on preventing heart disease to community residents or patients.

Focus on the Future: A Community Health Worker Research Agenda by and for the Field

Authors: Rosenthal, E.L., De Heer, H.D., Rush, C., Holderby, L.R.

Date: 2008

Project: No Project Affiliation

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

A journal article from Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action. Describes the development of a CHW research agenda by and for the field. Research areas include: CHW impact on health status, CHW cost effectiveness, building CHW capacity and sustaining CHW on the job, funding options, CHW as capacity builders, and CHW promoting real access to care.

Community Health Workers: Social Justice and Policy Advocates for Community Health and Well-Being

Authors: Perez, L.M., Martinez, J.

Date: 2008

Project: No Project Affiliation

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

An article from the American Journal of Public Health. Explores the role of CHW as social justice and policy advocates because of their focus on reducing racial and ethnic health disparities in underserved communities, and because of their potential to influence advocates and policymakers.

Variations in Provider Capacity to Offer Accessible Health Care for People with Disabilities

Authors: Bachman, S.S., Vedrani, M., Drainoni, M. L., Tobias, C., Andrew, J.

Date: 2007

Project: NIDRR Access to Care

Keywords: Health Benefits, Selected Health Conditions

This article was published in the Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation in 2007. In this article, results from a comprehensive survey of providers about access to health care for people with a broad range of disabilities are reported.