Community Health Workers in Rural Settings – Resources
Selected recent or important resources focusing on Community Health Workers in Rural Settings.
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 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.
Author(s): Patrick Wightman, Kelly McCue, Samantha Sabo, et al. Citation: BMC Public Health, 22:1854 Date: 10/2022 Type: Document 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
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
On the Front Lines of Health Equity: Community Health Workers
Provides an overview of the roles of community health workers (CHWs) and the benefits they can bring to healthcare organizations and communities. Serves as a resource for organizations planning and implementing a new CHW program. Includes information and best practices on assessing community needs, recruiting CHWs, and securing sustainable program funding.
Date: 04/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services view details
CHWs At Work: Making a Difference for Oklahoma's Marshallese Community
Highlights an Oklahoma program that uses community health workers (CHWs) for outreach to the Marshallese community in a three-county area. Provides a brief history and overview of the Marshallese population and discusses the health concerns the CHWs address.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 03/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Innovative Health Care Provider Roles
Discusses healthcare provider types that might have the potential to benefit rural communities including community health workers, community paramedics, patient advocates, health coaches, and dental therapists.
Date: 07/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value view details