Evidence & Resource Library

The SIREN Evidence & Resource Library has expanded to include both peer-reviewed publications and other types of resources such as webinars and screening tools/toolkits on medical and social care integration. To limit your search to peer-reviewed articles, select Peer Reviewed Research under Resource Type. If you have questions about how to use the library or suggestions about additional resources, view this help document or write us at [email protected]. Sign up to receive our monthly newsletter to get alerts about recent additions to the Evidence & Resource Library.

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Community health workers and Covid-19 — Addressing social determinants of health in times of crisis and beyond

P.J. Peretz, N. Islam, L.A. Matiz
N Engl J Med

As the United States navigates the uncertainties of Covid-19 and begins a long-overdue process of confronting systemic racism, the communities most affected by poverty, racism, and language barriers and those with the largest populations of immigrants continue to have the worst health outcomes...

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

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Commentaries & Blogs

Community workers lend human connection to COVID-19 response

R. Waters
Health Aff.

Systems are investing in workers who come from the communities they serve to meet patient needs that extend well beyond clinic walls.

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Effects of a standardized community health worker intervention on hospitalization among disadvantaged patients with multiple chronic conditions: A pooled analysis of three clinical trials

A. Vasan, J.W. Morgan, N. Mitra, C. Xu, J.A. Long, D.A. Asch, S. Kangovi
Health Serv Res

Objective: To analyze the effects of a standardized community health worker (CHW) intervention on hospitalization. Data Sources/Study Setting: Pooled data from three randomized clinical trials (n = 1340) conducted between 2011 and 2016.

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

A cross-cutting workforce solution for implementing community-clinical linkage models

N. Islam, E.S. Rogers, A. Schoenthaler, L.E. Thorpe, D. Shelley
Am J Public Health

Federal agencies have identified the need to foster integration between health care and social services to address the underlying role of social determinants of health and achieve health equity.

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Demonstrated health care cost savings for women: Findings from a community health worker intervention designed to address depression and unmet social needs

E.R. Embick, D.D. Maeng, I. Juskiewicz, C. Cerulli, H.F. Crean, M. Wittink, E. Poleshuck
Arch Womens Ment Health

To evaluate the impact of a community health worker intervention (CHW) (referred to as Personalized Support for Progress (PSP)) on all-cause health care utilization and cost of care compared with Enhanced Screening and Referral (ESR) among women with depression.

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Early lessons and strategies from statewide efforts to integrate community health workers into Medicaid

R. George, R. Gunn, N. Wiggins, R. Rowland, M.M. Davis, K. Maes, A. Kuzma, K.J. McConnell
J Health Care Poor Underserved

The 2010 Affordable Care Act provided new impetus and funding opportunities for state Medicaid agencies to integrate community health workers (CHWs) into their health systems.

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Deploying community health workers to support medically and socially at-risk patients in a pediatric primary care population

S. Stiles, R. Thomas, A.F. Beck, N. Buzek, M. Mansour, K. Anderson
Acad Pediatr

We deployed community health workers in an urban, academic pediatric primary care system as part of an approach to family-centered, community-connected population health management.

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

To strengthen the public health response to COVID-19, we need community health workers

D.O. Smith, A. Wennerstrom
Health Affairs Blog

The public health system is a critical firewall to reduce community spread of COVID-19 and to relieve the unsustainable pressure the US health care system is experiencing as a result of the pandemic.

2020

Commentaries & Blogs

Three workforce strategies to help COVID affected communities

R. Manchanda
Health Affairs Blog

An unemployed father with undiagnosed depression. An isolated grandparent with diabetes and an empty fridge. A mother worried about escalating violence from an abusive spouse. A homeless veteran unable to wash his hands.

2020

Commentaries & Blogs

Safe Start community health worker program: A multisector partnership to improve perinatal outcomes among low-income pregnant women with chronic health conditions

S.D. Cunningham, V. Riis, L. Line, M. Patti, M. Bucher, C. Durnwald, S.K. Srinivas
Am J Public Health

Safe Start is a community health worker program representing a partnership between a high-volume, inner-city, hospital-based prenatal clinic; a community-based organization; a large Medicaid insurer; and a community behavioral health organization to improve perinatal outcomes among publicly...

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

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