Rural Health Resources by Topic: Community health workers
Rx for the Rural Healthcare Workforce and Access to Care
Podcast with Tom Morris of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy about trends related to the rural healthcare workforce and efforts to overcome challenges. Discusses the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, rural hospital closures, telehealth, graduate medical education in rural areas, community health workers and community paramedics, funding opportunities to promote healthcare access in rural areas, the opioid crisis, and more.
Author(s): Jessica Nicholson Date: 05/2022 Type: Audio Sponsoring organization: The Conference Board view details
Medicaid Coverage of Community Health Worker Services
Provides an overview of types of community health workers (CHWs) and the services they provide. Summarizes studies examining the effects of CHW programs on health outcomes and costs. Discusses state approaches to covering CHW services through Medicaid, including the services covered, regulatory authorities used to provide Medicaid payment, the populations served, and training and certification requirements.
Date: 04/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission view details
Scaling a Community-Wide Campaign Intervention to Manage Hypertension and Weight Loss
Analysis of a public health intervention addressing hypertension and obesity among low-income Latino populations in the U.S.-Mexico border region in Texas. Discusses the impacts of the intervention in 10 cities and large metro areas, 2 small towns, and 6 rural areas and examines data using the RE-AIM Framework.
Author(s): Belinda M. Reininger, Lisa A. Mitchell-Bennett, MinJae Lee, et al. Citation: Frontiers in Medicine, 8, 661353 Date: 11/2021 Type: Document view details
The Use of Community Health Workers in Community Health Centers
Examines changes in the community health workers (CHWs) workforce among community health centers (CHCs) from 2016-2018 and factors associated with the use of CHWs. Features statistics on characteristics of CHCs in the study and factors associated with use of CHWs in CHCs, with breakdowns by rural location.
Author(s): Jeongyoung Park, Marsha Regenstein, Nicholas Chong, Chinelo L. Onyilofor Citation: Medical Care, 59(10), S457-S462 Date: 10/2021 Type: Document view details
Out of the Shadows: Reducing the Rural Impact of Epilepsy
Provides an overview of epilepsy in rural areas, including the impact that driving restrictions can have on rural people with epilepsy. Discusses rural management approaches, including self-management programs, Seizure First Aid, and Seizure Safe Schools.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 10/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
New Mexico State-Tribal Collaboration Act Agency Report 2021
Summarizes collaboration between New Mexico state agencies and tribal nations in New Mexico regarding current public health priorities, including COVID-19, substance use disorder, and healthy food access. Identifies resources available for American Indians from each New Mexico department and activities and funding for the fiscal year 2019, covering community health workers, cancer, diabetes, suicide prevention, and more.
Date: 08/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health view details