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Opportunities for Community Health Workers in the Era of Health Reform

Authors: Bovbjerg, R.B., Eyster, L., Ormond, B.A., Anderson, T., Richardson, E.

Date: 2013

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: Financing, US- based

A report published by The Urban Institute. Assesses the benefits and challenges of expanding CHW employment; catalogs how the ACA and other reform efforts have allowed further opportunities for sustainable employment of CHW; explores CHW implications of workforce issues, insurance enrollment needs, affordability and accessibility of services, and changes in approaches to public health and prevention; and highlights promising CHW opportunities in the public and private sectors.

Integrating Community Health Workers into a Reformed Health Care System

Authors: Bovbjerg, R.R., Eyster, L., Ormond, B.A., Anderson, T., Richardson, E.

Date: 2013

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: Financing, Scope of Practice, Training and Supervision, US- based

A report by The Urban Institute. Highlights the roles CHW play and the services they offer, documents CHW achievements and success, describes the obstacles and challenges to hiring CHW, discusses the increased opportunities for CHW under health care reform, and offers next steps for training and growing the CHW workforce.

Evaluation Toolkit for Promotor(a) de Salud Programs

Authors: MHP Salud

Date: 2013

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: Health Equity, Research and Evaluation Methods, Scope of Practice, Tools and Guides, US- based

A toolkit developed by MHP Salud. Quick reference guide with tips and tools designed for use with promotor(a) or other CHW programs.

Effectiveness of a Community Health Worker Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Program in Public Health and Health Care Settings

Authors: Krantz, M.J., Coronel, S.M., Whitley, E.M., Dale, R., Yost, J.

Date: 2013

Project: No Project Affiliation

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

An article from the American Journal of Public Health. Explores whether a CHW-based program in Colorado would improve the risk of coronary heart disease in public health and health care settings.

Dental Case Manager Encounters: The association with retention in dental care and treatment plan completion

Authors: Lemay, C., Tobias, C., Fox, J.E, Brown, C., McCluskey, A., Bednarsh, H, Cabral, H.

Date: 2013

Project: ECHO

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, Oral Health Care