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Community Health Worker Clinical Integration Toolkit

Resource Topic: Workforce

Resource Subtopic: Leadership.

Year Developed: 2019

Resource Type: Publication

Primary Audience: Enabling Staff
Secondary Audience: Outreach Staff

Language: English

Developed by: MHP Salud (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: With a long history of successfully and effectively addressing health disparities, Community Health Workers (CHWs) can fill the gaps in services that many health care organizations experience in reaching underserved populations. For instance, six published studies on CHW interventions on the prevention and management of diabetes have shown significant positive outcomes, including changes in HbA1c levels and improved self-reports of dietary changes. In addition, six studies of CHW interventions focused on cervical cancer prevention reported positive outcomes, including a significant increase in the number of patients receiving a Pap smear and a larger change in the number of patients ever having a Pap smear. These outcomes support the effectiveness of the CHW model in prevention and disease management within Care Teams

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