Using our collaborative research as well as on the ground experience, the AzPRC is developing a series of infographics to share best practices on how to integrate Community Health Workers (CHWs) into clinical practice. Our target audience is healthcare providers, administrators, and CHW supervisors. The infographics are designed to give the reader a quick snap shot of the topic and highlight additional resources. Topics to date include CHW 101, CHW Hiring and How to document CHW work in the EMR. More infographics will be posted as they are created. Thank you to our CAB members for their invaluable input in this process!
Each infographic is available for download and are high quality for print distribution. Be sure to check out the links to relative materials or appendices listed below the infographic download link.
1. Gutierrez Kapheim, M., & Campbell, J. (2014). Best practice guidelines for implementing and evaluating community health worker programs in health care settings. Chicago: Sinai Urban Health Institute.
2. Reinschmidt KM, Ingram M, Morales S, Sabo S, Blackburn J, Murrieta L, David C, Carvajal S. Documenting Community Health Worker Roles in Clinics in Southern Arizona: Contributions to Evidence-based Community Health Worker Integration into Health Care Teams. Accepted for publication, Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, November 5, 2016.
3. Rosenthal L et al. Progress Report of the Community Health Worker (CHW) Core Consensus (C3) Project: Building National Consensus on CHW Core Roles, Skills and Qualities. (2016). Source PDF
4. Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. (2016). Promoting Policy and Systems Change to Expand Employment of Community Health Workers (CHWs). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Source Webpage
5. Sunset Community Health Center, Inc. (2016). Community Health Workers Scoring Guide.
6. MHP Salud. (2014). Supervision Manual for Promotor(a) de Salud Programs. Source Webpage
7. Michigan Primary Care Association. (nd). Community Health Worker Job Description Example. Source Webpage
1. Allen, C. G., Escoffery, C., Satsangi, A., & Brownstein, J. N. (2015). Peer Reviewed: Strategies to Improve the Integration of Community Health Workers Into Health Care Teams:“A Little Fish in a Big Pond”. Preventing chronic disease, 12.
2.Islam, N, Nadkarni, S, Peretz, P, Matiz, LA, Hirsch, G, Kane, E, Collinsworth, A, Kangovi, S, Godfrey Walters, K, Hyde, J, Matos, S, Kumar, R, Lopez, P, Zhong, L, Thorpe, L, Trinh-Shevrin, C. Integration of Community Health Workers into Primary Care Health Systems: The Time for New York is Now! NYU-CUNY Prevention Research Center. October 2016. NY, NY.
3. Reinschmidt KM, Ingram M, Morales S, Sabo S, Blackburn J, Murrieta L, David C, Carvajal S. Documenting Community Health Worker Roles in Clinics in Southern Arizona: Contributions to Evidence-based Community Health Worker Integration into Health Care Teams. Accepted for publication, Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, November 5, 2016.
4. Spiro, A., Oo, S. A., Marable, D., & Collins, J. P. (2012). A unique model of the community health worker: The MGH Chelsea Community Health Improvement Team. Family & community health, 35(2), 147-160.
5. Ouellette, E. Clinical Integration of Community Health Advisors in a large Federally Qualified Health Center. Internship Report. 2016.
6. Pittman, M., Sunderland, A., Broderick, A., & Barnett, K. (2015). Bringing community health workers into the mainstream of US health care. Washington (DC): Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
7. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Technical Assistance Guide: States Implementing Community Health Worker Strategies. 2014.
8. Collinsworth, A., Vulimiri, M., Snead, C., & Walton, J. (2014). Community health workers in primary care practice redesigning health care delivery systems to extend and improve diabetes care in underserved populations. Health promotion practice, 15(2 suppl), 51S-61S.
9. Mayer, M. K., Urlaub, D. M., Guzman-Corrales, L. M., Kowitt, S. D., Shea, C. M., & Fisher, E. B. (2016). They're doing something that actually no one else can do. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 39(1), 76-86.
10. Kangovi, S. K., Clayton, K., Chanton, C., McCollum, S., White, M., Carter, T., Grande, D., Long, J. A. (2014). IMPaCT (Individualized Management for Patient-Centered Targets) Community Health Worker Outpatient Care Manual. http://chw.upenn.edu