Community Health Workers

Oct 13, 2022
The guide offers resources to help organizations build a community health worker program to strengthen their health care workforce.
Oct 11, 2022
COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the face of the health care workforce. The pandemic has strained hospitals, affecting caregivers’ well-being and resulting in many leaving their hospital jobs. The AHA has been collecting resources to assist organizations in their efforts to plan for the future…
Apr 15, 2022
Nonprofit organizations, academic health centers, health professions schools, and state and local governments can apply through June 14.
May 7, 2021
Enhancing Understanding of Your Community’s Health and Social Needs — Together  Wednesday, June 9, 2021  1 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern; 12 - 1:30 p.m. Central; 10 - 11:30 a.m. Pacific Bridging the Sectors:  Integrating Health and…
Mar 4, 2020
On this Advancing Health podcast, John Supplitt, AHA senior director, speaks to two rural hospital leaders about the importance of implementing an effective community health worker program to expand health care access.
Jul 10, 2019
Penn Medicine’s Center for Community Health Workers (PCCHW) has served as a national center of excellence for community health worker (CHW) research, patient care and dissemination. The Center designed IMPaCT, a standardized, scalable, evidence-based CHW model of care, to help health care…
Jun 6, 2019
Community health workers can become crucial links between hospitals and health systems and the communities they serve, helping patients overcome barriers to care. Read examples from a recent workshop, and view a resource developed by the AHA and National Urban League to help hospitals and health…
Nov 29, 2018
Also in this weekly roundup of health care news: the county that’s leading the nation in reversing opioid overdose deaths, and meth-related overdoses are on the rise. 
Oct 22, 2018
Low-income, chronically ill patients who participated in a health system-based community health worker initiative in Philadelphia reported better quality of care and had fewer hospitalizations, shorter hospital stays and were less likely to need readmission than patients who did not participate.
Oct 18, 2018
The AHA and National Urban League today released a compendium of resources to help hospitals and health systems implement successful and sustainable community health worker programs.