Making Community Health Workers (CHWs) Fundamental: New Research Strengthens the Case for State Policymakers to Include CHWs in Care Delivery Teams
Summarizes key findings from previous Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) funded studies in nine states on Community Health Workers (CHWs) interventions, and their effect on diverse ethnic, racial, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds including rural. Offers evidence-based recommendations to help state policymakers integrate CHWs into healthcare delivery teams to improve health outcomes and reduce the cost of healthcare for individuals and populations.
Denisse Sanchez, Sinsi Hernández-Cancio, Eliot Fishman
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
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