Community Health Workers

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.
Oct 17, 2018
Increasing American Hospital Association Members’ Utilization of Community Health Workers on Clinical Care Teams Community health workers (CHW) are community members who work in the community setting and serve as connectors between health care providers and consumers to promote health among groups…
Oct 17, 2018
As a part of the community health worker initiative, the AHA and the NUL hosted the Community Health Worker Consortium in Chicago, IL. Representatives from hospital and health system organizations, federal and state agencies, academic institutions and community-based organizations attended the…
Oct 17, 2018
West Baltimore Primary Care Access Collaborative Bon Secours Baltimore Health System | Baltimore As the result of a three-year multi-faceted Maryland state planning effort to address health-related challenges, the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission and Department of Health & Mental…