The Impact of Community Health Workers on Cardiovascular Risk ReductionSeq ID: 46
Authors: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health promotion
Website link: https://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/pubs/docs/sib_january2013.pdf
Publicly Available: Yes
Workforce Development: Recruiting and convening CHWs and stakeholders
A synopsis of “Effectiveness of a Community Health Worker Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Program in Public Health and Health Care Settings,” published in the January 2013 issue of the American Journal of Public Health. The findings from this study suggest that a CHW program incorporating both public health and the health care system can reduce overall CHD risk and individual CHD risk factors. Incorporating CHWs as part of the health care team to provide self-management training to chronic disease patients where they live and work can help community health centers improve care delivery and become accredited patient-centered medical homes.
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