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 3 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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details