This study evaluated a CHW-led intervention focusing on patients suffering from diabetes and hypertension in rural Mexico. The results indicated a decrease in glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) in diabetic patients by 0.35%; similarly, the research showed a decrease in systolic blood pressure (SBP) in hypertensive patients by 4.7 mm Hg. … [Read more...] about Observational stepped-wedge analysis of a community health worker-led intervention for diabetes and hypertension in rural Mexico
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This paper systematically reviews the effectiveness of community health worker interventions in reducing healthcare utilization in adults with asthma and COPD. … [Read more...] about Application of the community health worker model in adult asthma and COPD in the U.S.: a systematic review
Several previous studies have evaluated the ability of community health workers (CHWs) to target individual cardiovascular risk factors. This study presents findings from a randomized control trial aimed at integrating CHW lead efforts for hypertension, diabetes and smoking control. It revealed that CHWs have a significant effort on hypertension and promotes the use of … [Read more...] about Effect of a Community Health Worker-Based Approach to Integrated Cardiovascular Risk Factor Control in India: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial
Over 60 million people reside outside cities in the United States. These populations often face higher rates of diseases like obesity, diabetes, heart disease and suicide. While no specific cause for these disparities have been identified, environmental differences, education gaps and workforce shortages could be potential causes. This article presents 5 strategies for … [Read more...] about Rural, Remote and Resilient: How to Build Better Outcomes Outside of America’s Cities
Community health workers (CHWs) play a key role in addressing social determinants of health especially among low-income, ethnic minority groups. This study comprises a secondary analysis of a randomized control trail which examined how CHWs support ambulatory healthcare among Hispanic and African American patients with uncontrolled type-2 diabetes. … [Read more...] about Do community health workers affect non-urgent, ambulatory healthcare utilization among low-income, minority patients with diabetes?