Looking for Community Health Worker (CHW) program models? Here are a few to help you get started.
Integrating CHWS as Generalists in Primary Care Infastructure
This case study outlines how the Mayo Clinic integrates CHWs into their certified Health Care Home and aligns CHW capacities with the mental health infrastructure, including the DIAMOND, EMERALD and COMPASS programs. Download PDF
Community Health Workers in Mental Health: Lessons Learned for Training and Practice
This case study highlights the REACH NOLA Mental Health Infrastructure and Training project in post-Katrina New Orleans. CHWS were an important part of efforts to increase access to mental health services for the underserved. Download PDF
Improved Outcomes for Correctional Clients
This article describes Hennepin County’s plans for utilizing CHWs to help clients with jail-to-community transitions. Download PDF
Community Health Workers within a Clubhouse Setting
In Ely, Minn., the Ely Community Care Team at the Northern Lights Clubhouse includes two CHWs who play an important role in member recovery. Download PDF
Promising Approaches to Integrating Community Health Workers into Health Systems: Four Case Studies
This article 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.
Valle del Sol: A Model for Integrated Behavioral and Physical Health
As Valle del Sol has started to overlap between CHWs and other peer-support roles, including family support partners, crisis navigators and behavior coaches, they are working toward an integrated approach, connecting those roles to support one another and share resources for even greater success. Download PDF