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April 25, 2018

Integrating Community Health Workers Into Medical Homes

Region: Americas Scientific publication Empowering and engaging people and communities, Coordinating services within and across sectors, Creating an enabling environment Source: Annals of Family Medicine

Though evidence supports the value of community health workers (CHWs) in chronic disease self-management support, and authorities have called for expanding their roles within patient-centered medical homes (PCMSs), few PCMHs in Minnesota have incorporated these health workers into their care teams. They undertook a qualitative study to (1) identify facilitators and barriers to utilizing a CHW model among PCMHs in Minnesota, and (2) define roles played by this workforce within the PCMH team