Community Health Workers: The Evidence

There is ample evidence showing the effectiveness and impact of CHWs across the US and globally. Below are a few resources highlighting that evidence. Contact CCHA for more information or evidence on a particular topic.

Community Health Workers Improve Patient Outcomes

This infographic outlines CHW competencies and how the inclusion of CHWs as a part of the health care system improved health outcomes for several groups.

Community Health Workers Help Meet National Health Goals

The Community Preventative Services Task Force recommends integration of CHWs for cancer screenings, diabetes management and prevention and to address cardiovascular disease. See the evidence here.

How Community Health Workers can Help Improve Outcomes, Cut Costs

This article from the American Medical Association highlights the positive impact of CHWs on not only the health outcomes of individuals in the community, but also on the financial outcomes for health care teams.

Why Community Health Workers Are So Important

This article discusses the important ways that community health workers serve as links between health services and the communities they serve.

Making the Business Case: Community Health Workers Bridge Health Care Gap

This brief video from the CDC makes the business case for why the community health worker model can be used in efforts to effectively bridge the health care gap.