Looking for Community Health Worker (CHW) program models? Here are a few to help you get started.
The New England Asthma Innovations Collaborative Model
The New England Asthma Innovations Collaborative (NEAIC) model establishes and promotes CHWs as strong healthcare delivery partners addressing environmental conditions as part and parcel of the disease management program — with reimbursement by payers. Download (PDF)
Community Health Workers: Bringing Asthma Control to Home in Seattle-King County
CHW home visits are the linchpin of the successful Seattle-King County’s Asthma Program. Download (PDF)
Asthma Disparities: A Focused Examination of Health and Ethnicity of Massachusetts Residence
In Massachusetts, the Reducing Ethnic/Racial Disparities in Youth (READY) Study included CHWs to provide home asthma education and environmental assessment. It is part of the state’s strategic asthma plan (PDF) released in 2009. Download (PDF)
To Control Asthma, Start With The Home Instead Of The Child
As featured on NPR, Boston Children’s Hospital Community Asthma Initiative includes home visits and shows a healthy ROI.
Promising Approaches to Integrating Community Health Workers into Health Systems: Four Case Studies
This piece offers four case studies – in Texas, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Ohio – of interventions that illustrate the challenges and opportunities for integrating CHWs into health systems.