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Community Health Worker Intervention Improves Early Childhood Vaccination Rates: Results from a Propensity-Score Matching Evaluation

Examines the effectiveness of community health worker (CHW) home visiting interventions in the Health Start Program (HSP) in Arizona to improve childhood vaccination rates. Utilizes the Arizona State Immunization Information System (ASIIS) database to compare vaccination uptake among children whose mothers participated in the HSP between 2006 and 2016 to a demographically similar cohort. Analyzes vulnerable populations with a history of low vaccination uptake including Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian, children of low socioeconomic status and/or living with parents with less than a high school education, rural border counties, children with teen mothers, and first-born children.
Patrick Wightman, Kelly McCue, Samantha Sabo, et al.
BMC Public Health, 22,1854
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American Indian or Alaska Native · Children and youth · Community health workers · Hispanic or Latino · Poverty · Statistics and data · U.S.-Mexico Border Region · Vaccination · Arizona