Authors: Richard Crespo, Matthew Christiansen, Kim Tieman, and Richard Wittberg
CHWs reduce patient demand on primary care systems and decrease the cost of provision of care among those in rural and isolated areas. Richard Crespo and colleagues developed a training model to improve health outcomes among high-risk diabetes patients in rural Appalachia and then evaluated whether training improved diabetes management outcomes among patients of CHWs. The intervention resulted in overall decreases in blood glucose 12 months after training.
Link: An Emerging Model for Community Health Worker-Based Chronic Care Management for Patients With High Health Care Costs in Rural Appalachia
Resource Type: Research
Region: North America (U.S. and Canada)
Country: United States of America