Community Guide’s recent recommendations for CHWs working to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD). Here is a brief excerpt from the report:
“There is strong evidence of effectiveness for interventions that engage community health workers in a team-based care model to improve blood pressure and cholesterol in patients at increased risk for CVD. There is sufficient evidence of effectiveness for interventions that engage community health workers for health education, and as outreach, enrollment, and information agents to increase self-reported health behaviors (physical activity, healthful eating habits, smoking cessation) in patients at increased risk for CVD.”
The full report and methods can be found here: http://www.thecommunityguide.