Keyword: Community health worker (CHW)

Advancing California’s community health worker & promotor workforce in Medi-Cal

L. Kelly, A. Benyo, L. Buck, K. Moses, A. Nuamah, E. Opthof
Center for Health Care Strategies

In California and across the country, deep disparities in health outcomes based on race, income, and immigration status exist, which the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated.1 Reducing these disparities and improving health and well-being requires a person centered focus that int

Publication year
2021
Resource type
Issue Briefs & Reports

Importance  Despite lacking robust evidence of effectiveness, health care systems in developed countries are funding holistic community health worker (CHW) social prescribing programs that address social needs and health behaviors as adjuncts to clinical care.

Publication year
2021
Resource type
Peer Reviewed Research

Scaling-up social needs screening in practice: A retrospective, cross-sectional analysis of data from electronic health records from Bronx county, New York, USA

K.P Fiori, C.G. Heller, A. Flattau, N.R Harris-Hollingsworth, A. Parsons, M.L. Rinke, E. Chambers, S. Hodgson, T. Chodon, A.D. Racine
BMJ Open

Objectives: There has been renewed focus on health systems integrating social care to improve health outcomes with relatively less related research focusing on ‘real-world’ practice.

Publication year
2021
Resource type
Peer Reviewed Research

Formerly incarcerated community health workers engaging individuals returning from incarceration into primary care: Results from the transition clinic network

J.A. Aminawung, T.D. Harvey, J. Smart, J. Calderon, A. Steiner, E. Kroboth, E.A. Wang, S. Shavit
Front Public Health

Over half a million individuals return from United States prisons and millions more from jails every year, many of whom with complex health and social needs.

Publication year
2021
Resource type
Peer Reviewed Research

Addressing social determinants of health in community pharmacy: Innovative opportunities and practice models

A.A. Foster, C.J. Daly, T. Logan, R. Logan Jr, H. Jarvis, J. Croce, Z. Jalal, T. Trygstad, D. Bowers, B. Clark, S. Moore, D.M. Jacobs
J Am Pharm Assoc

Social determinants of health (SDoH) account for up to 90% of health outcomes, whereas medical care accounts for only 10%-15%; despite this disparity, only 24% of hospitals and 16% of physician practices screen for the 5 social needs.

Publication year
2021
Resource type
Peer Reviewed Research