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Community Health Workers in Rural Settings – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Community Health Workers in Rural Settings.

Investing in Population Health
Profile of a pilot project in rural New Mexico focused on population health for Medicaid recipients. Offers communities three levels of patient services and payment. Uses community health workers to address the social determinants of health.
Date: 08/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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An In-Depth Look at the Sexual Violence Curriculum for Community Health Workers/Promotoras
Addresses gaps for women in rural Arizona communities related to sexual violence. Reports on a community health worker training program to help rural women navigate these services and provide support services to them. Includes the training program evaluation instrument and a list of community health worker core competencies for sexual violence programs.
Author(s): Mabel Crescioni
Date: 04/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Rural Women's Health Network
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Addressing Chronic Disease Through Community Health Workers: A Policy and Systems-Level Approach
Provides guidelines for the integration of community health workers (CHWs) into community based chronic disease prevention programs. Includes examples from a variety of CHW programs, some of which serve rural communities.
Date: 04/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Affordable Care Act Opportunities for Community Health Workers: How Medicaid Preventive Services, Medicaid Health Homes, and State Innovation Models are Including Community Health Workers
Discusses how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has provided substantial incentives and opportunities to increase the role of community health workers (CHWs) in state Medicaid programs in urban and rural healthcare facilities (e.g. Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers).
Author(s): Amy Katzen, Maggie Morgan
Date: 05/2014
Type: Document
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Increasing Cervical Cancer Screening in the United States - Mexico Border Region
Discusses the effects of an intervention delivered by community health workers (CHWs), or Promotores de Salud, on cervical cancer screening rates for Hispanic women in the rural border area of New Mexico who were out of compliance with the recommended screening guidelines.
Author(s): Beti Thompson, Hugo Vilchis, Crystal Moran, Wade Copeland, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 30(2), 196-205
Date: 2014
Type: Document
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A Cost Analysis of a Community Health Worker Program in Rural Vermont
Examines the cost and effectiveness of a hospital affiliated community health program staffed by 3 community health workers in rural Vermont. Cost data was compiled from 2 categories that included the personnel involved and operational costs from 2010 to 2011.
Author(s): Alberta M. Mirambeau, Guijing Wang, Laural Ruggles, Diane O. Dunet
Citation: Journal of Community Health, 38(6), 1050–1057
Date: 12/2013
Type: Document
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Taking Innovation to Scale: Community Health Workers, Promotores and the Triple Aim: A Statewide Assessment of the Roles and Contributions of California's Community Health Workers
An assessment of rural and urban California health centers that use CHWs in their practice identifying the common barriers, including a lack of reimbursement methods, restricted diagnostic ability and access to data linked to CHW services, and limited information of evidence-based practices.
Author(s): Kevin Barnett
Date: 12/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Public Health Institute
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The Evolution, Expansion, and Effectiveness of Community Health Workers
Reviews the development of Community Health Worker roles, accomplishments, and future contributions in rural and urban settings. Discusses the education and training of CHWs, and includes a detailed table of their activities in promoting prevention and well-being.
Author(s): Randall R. Bovbjerg, Lauren Eyster, Barbara A. Ormond, Theresa Anderson, Elizabeth Richardson
Date: 12/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Urban Institute
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Promising Approaches to Integrating Community Health Workers into Health Systems: Four Case Studies
Identifies the scope of practice, supervision, financing, and the workforce standards implemented by states and employers in the development of community health worker (CHW) programs. Four case studies that include rural counties illustrate the challenges and opportunities for integrating CHWs into health systems.
Author(s): Lauren Eyster, Randall R. Bovbjerg
Date: 12/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Urban Institute
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Oregon Indigenous Farmworkers: Results of Promotor Intervention on Pesticide Knowledge and Organophosphate Metabolite Levels
Highlights a study on changes in health knowledge relating to pesticides of indigenous farmworkers in Oregon. Details the results of participants' pesticide knowledge from pre/post-intervention questionnaires and biological testing.
Author(s): Linda McCauley, Jennifer D. Runkle, Julie Samples, et al.
Citation: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 55(10), 1164-1170
Date: 10/2013
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 8/1/2022