Research Briefs

Date of this Version

8-2017

Abstract

In a randomized trial, a community health worker intervention reduced hospitalization and improved outcomes in uninsured or publicly insured patients with multiple chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and smoking. Community health workers can improve health and lower costs, and provide a scalable strategy to improve population health.

Document Type

Brief

Number

29

See Original Study

http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2017.303985

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Comments

LDI Research Briefs are produced by LDI's policy team. For more information please contact Janet Weiner at weinerja@med.upenn.edu.

Keywords

community health worker, chronic disease, healthcare, RCT

View On LDI Website

https://ldi.upenn.edu/brief/community-health-worker-support-disadvantaged-patients-multiple-chronic-diseases-randomized

Citation For This Study

Kangovi S., Mitra N., Grande D., Huo H., Smith R.A., and Long J.A. (2017), Community Health Worker Support for Disadvantaged Patients with Multiple Chronic Diseases: a Randomized Clinical Trial, American Journal of Public Health. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2017.303985

 

Date Posted: 31 October 2017