Research

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________San Francisco Health  Plan-  Care Support Trial (SFHP_CBCM)
Sponsor: University of California, San Francisco
Collaborators: San Francisco Health Plan; California Healthcare Facilities Financing Authority
Information provided by (Responsible Party): Maria Raven, MD, University of California, San Francisco

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Integrating Community Health Workers Into A Reformed Health Care System ( 31 pg)

March 26, 2014
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National Community Health Worker Advocacy Survey (NCHWAS2014 Preliminary Report     2014  (pdf)

A project of the Arizona Prevention Research Center, Zuckerman College of Public Health , University of Arizona Tucson Arizona

2014 National Community Health Worker Survey If you have questions please email us at AzPRC@email.arizona.edu or call (520)626-5204

The 2014 National Community Health Worker Advocacy Survey (NCHWAS) is the largest on-line survey of Community Health Workers ever conducted. NCHWAS aims to describe (1) the state of CHWs as a professional field and (2) the impact of CHW community advocacy on community engagement to address health disparities. Although Community Health Workers or CHWs go by a variety of titles including, Promotora de Salud, Community Health Representatives, Community Health Aides, Peer Educators, and Patient Navigators to name just a few, we use the term Community Health Worker or CHWs as the umbrella term to describe the workforce.

The on-line survey was distributed to CHWs through local, state and national CHW professional associations, programs and allies and was available in English, Spanish and Korean. Data gathered through NCHWAS is intended to be ‘open source’ and available for states and CHW networks to use for planning and workforce sustainability efforts. Data reported here are intended for public presentations and reports and not intended for publication in academic journals.

This report represents preliminary data for 45 of 50 United States and 4 of 14 US territories. A total of 1,995 individuals initiated the on-line survey, of which 1858 self-identified as a CHW of whom 1,767 had not taken the survey in the previous 12 months and were eligible to complete the survey. This report includes data for CHWs who initiated the survey and may or may not have completed the entire survey thus the number of participants fluctuates by question as responses were not required for every question.

– See more at: http://chwcentral.org/national-community-health-worker-advocacy-survey-report#sthash.oRBbyNTj.dpuf

Link to Survey  https://uarizona.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_erJukE111JvkZrT

If you have questions please email us at AzPRC@email.arizona.edu or call (520)626-5204.

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Invitation to participate in a nationwide survey and interview to learn more about ways CHWs support patients who have high blood pressure

Dear Community Health Worker,

Emory University is conducting a survey of Community Health Workers nationwide. The purpose of the survey is to learn more about ways CHWs support patients who have high blood pressure. Results from this survey will be used to help address gaps in literature about the ways CHWs help patients with high blood pressure and also give you a chance to share your experience as a member of the care team.

Your support and participation is important to help us reach a diverse group of CHWs. You are the experts, and we want to hear from you! The survey has multiple choice and short answer questions and is should not take longer than 25 minutes. The survey is completely anonymous and no identifying information will be collected or reported for this survey. All participation is voluntary.  Individual information will not be used in reports or documents.

In order to take the survey, you must be:  a CHW, over the age of 18, and speak English.

If you are willing to take the survey and contribute to our knowledge about CHWs, please click here https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CHWHypertension or copy and paste the URL into your web browser. At the end of the survey you will be asked if you’re interested in participating in an interview. If you would like to talk more about your work as a CHW, please click “Yes” to let us know and a member of our team will be in touch.

Thank you for your participation in this survey. Your contribution will be of great benefit to the CHW community. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Emory University at 614-554-5298 or caitlin.allen@emory.edu.

Thank you, Caitlin Allen;  Principal Investigator

California Department of Public Health CDPH

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 Building a National Research Agenda for the Community Health Worker Field (2007)

January 26-27, 2007
Executive Summary of Proceedings from “Focus on the Future,” an Invitational Conference

a Report by
Community Resources, LLC
San Antonio, Texas
Supported*
by:

  • The California Endowment
  • Northwest Area Foundation
  • California Health Care Foundation
  • The California Wellness Foundation
  • Pfizer Health Solutions
  • Health Education Training Centers Alliance of Texas (HETCAT)
  • Health Care Education-Industry Partnership, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
  • Conference Facilitation Services by Texas Health Institute

Fiscal Agent for Grant Funding: Camden Area Health Education Center, New Jersey

Acknowledgements
The authors acknowledge with gratitude the extensive volunteer efforts of
the conference Planning Committee and others who helped facilitate
small-group activities (listed below), the facilitation team from the Texas
Health Institute (Eva Moya, Camille Miller and Klaus Krøyer Madsen),
and graduate students Hendrik DeHeer and Ifeanyi Nwokeabia of the
University of Texas El Paso.

  • Maria Álvarez de López
  • Gail Ballester
  • Nell Brownstein
  • César Hernández
  • Teresa Hines
  • Sara Hoverter
  • Melissa Knox
  • Sergio Matos
  • Lynne McIntyre
  • Stacey Millett
  • Dannie Ritchie
  • Lee Rosenthal
  • Jack Tenenbaum
  • Jacqueline Scott
  • Lisa Renee Siciliano
  • Sue Swider
  • Anne Willaert

Peretz et al. Community Health Workers as Drivers of a Successful Community-Based Disease Management Initiative. American Journal of Public Health: August 2012, Vol. 102, No. 8, pp. 1443-1446.

Keane, D et al. Community Health Workers and Promotores in California. September 2004 UCSF Center for the Health Professions. http://calhealthworkforce.org

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NEPAL

Author(s): Presented by Leela Khanal

The FCHV Program in Nepal was initiated in 1988/89 with the goal of supporting national health through community involvement. Currently there are 52,000 FCHVs with varying roles and responsibilities related to health. This presentation discusses the 2014 survey aimed at understanding FCHVs perceptions of their work, as well as the communities’ perceptions of FCHVs. Using a mixed methods strategy, researchers conducted a cross-sectional assessment of 13 domains in Nepal. Findings can be used to improve incentives for FCHVs as well as improve current programs and services in order to better serve the communities.