Highlighted Best Practices and Insights from Community Health Worker (CHW) Literature Review

Seq ID: 207
DocID: ME2
Authors: Maine CDC, Department of Health and Human Services
Year: 2016
State: ME
Website link: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=2ahUKEwjA0ICHt7voAhUHXM0KHTUFASMQFjAAegQIBBAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.asthmacommunitynetwork.org%2Ffile%2F3732%2Fdownload%3Ftoken%3DAwQrtHVv&usg=AOvVaw0Qqo5lLZGrOjJDOdCdPQld
Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: CHW roles and scope of practice
Evidence Generation: White papers, General, Results from pilots or studies not published in formal literature, Evidence-based interventions, ROI and bundled payment successes/challenges
Sustainable Financing: General

The following highlighted best practices are based upon a literature of recent CHW cost-effectiveness research. The purpose is to draw out CHW program elements that have been found important to success and, where available, to cost-efficacy. It should be noted that the research, particularly in the United States, is only recently emerging. Most of what is available is focused on populations who face health disparities due to racial, ethnic, immigration, and language barriers; often within urban contexts, as opposed to the low-income, rural populations such as comprise a large sector of potential need in Maine.

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