Writing for Health Affairs, the authors explore Costa Rica's horizontal integration of public health, preventive and curative care — and offer insight into promising practices that could be adopted in primary care settings here in the United States.
Latest Blog Posts in 2019
Compiled by the Massachusetts-based Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, the Community Health Worker Orientation Toolkit is a standardized training playbook for newly-hired Community Health Workers (CHWs). The toolkit offers dozens of templates, activities and work scenarios for healthcare organizations interested in learning how best to support their patients through coordinated and structured care.
The University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Community Health Workers is pushing the limits of traditional patient care through co-designing care programs with patients to improve health outcomes. ...
Community health workers (CHWs) complement traditional medical care by addressing patients’ essential needs, allowing licensed providers to focus on their respective areas of expertise. This brief examines effective strategies for including CHWs into complex care teams.
In this CHCS post, Heidi Behforouz, MD and Clemens Hong, MD, MPH share insights from their 12 years of experience integrating community health workers into complex care teams -- including best practices in training, supervision, manageable caseloads and more.
Arkansas Children's managed to screen more than 30,000 patient in the first two years of its newest essential needs initiative. This case study explores what AR Children's did to learn from prior mishaps, incorporate feedback in real time, and include all levels of staff in design and refinement.