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Journal Articles

Arcury TA, et al. Reducing farmworker residential pesticide exposure: evaluation of a lay health advisor intervention. Health Promotion and Practice, Vol. 10(3):447-55 (Jul 2009).

Adebayo AB. Characteristics, employment status, and scope of duties of community health representatives: a survey of graduates. Canadian Journal of Public Health, Vol. 86(1): 16-9 (Jan-Feb 1995).

Albarran CR, Heilemann MV, Koniak-Griffin D. Promotoras as facilitators of change: Latinas' perspectives after participating in a lifestyle behaviour intervention program. J Adv Nurs. 2014 Oct;70(10):2303-13.

Alcalay R, Alvarado M, Balcazar H, Newman E, Huerta E. Salud para su corazon: a community-based Latino cardiovascular disease prevention and outreach model. Journal of Community Health, Vol. 24(5): 359-79 (Oct. 1999).

Alfaro-Trujillo B, Valles-Medina AM, Vargas-Ojeda AC. Profiles, perceptions and motivations of community health workers of NGOs in a border city of US-Mexico. Journal of Community Health. 2011 Sep 29. [Epub ahead of print]

Allen CG, Brownstein JN, Satsangi A, Escoffery C. Community health workers as allies in hypertension self-management and medication adherence in the United States, 2014. Prev Chronic Dis. 2016 Dec 29;13:E179. doi: 10.5888/pcd13.160236.

Allen C, Brownstein JN, Jayapaul-Philip B, Matos S, Mirambeau A. Strengthening the effectiveness of state-level community health worker initiatives through ambulatory care partnerships. J Ambul Care Manage. 2015 Jul-Sep;38(3):254-62.

Allen CG, Escoffery C, Satsangi A, Brownstein JN. Strategies to Improve the Integration of Community Health Workers into Health Care Teams: "A Little Fish in a Big Pond". Prev Chronic Dis. 2015 Sep 17;12:E154. doi: 10.5888/pcd12.150199.

Allen CG, McBride CM, Balcazar HG, Kaphingst KA. Community health workers: an untapped resource to promote genomic literacy. J Health Commun. 2016;21(sup2):25-29.

Allen JK, et al. COACH trial: a randomized controlled trial of nurse practitioner/community health worker cardiovascular disease risk reduction in urban community health centers: rationale and design. Contemporary Clinical Trials. Vol. 32(3):403-11 (May 2011). 

Allen JK, Scott LB. Alternative models in the delivery of primary and secondary prevention programs. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Vol. 18(2): 150-6 (Apr-Jun 2003).

Altpeter M, Earp JL, Bishop C, Eng E. Lay health advisor activity levels: definitions from the field. Health Education & Behavior, Vol. 26(4): 495-512 (August 1999).

Alvillar M, et al. Recommendations for developing and sustaining community health workers. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. Vol. 22(3):745-50 (2011).

Angier H, Wiggins N, Gregg J, Gold R, DeVoe J. Increasing the relevance of research to underserved communities: lessons learned from a retreat to engage community health workers with researchers. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013;24(2):840-9.

Arredondo E, et al. Advocating for environmental changes to increase access to park: engaging promotoras and youth leaders. Health Promot Pract. 2013 Sep;14(5):759-66.

Arvey SR, et al. When promotoras and technology meet: a qualitative analysis of promotoras' use of small media to increase cancer screening among South Texas Latinos. Health Education and Behavior. Vol. 39(3):352-63 (June 2012).

Arvey SR, Fernandez ME. Identifying the core elements of effective community health worker programs: a research agenda. American Journal of Public Health. Vol. 102(9):1633-7 (September 2012).

Ayala GX, et al. Effects of a promotor-based intervention to promote physical activity: familias sanas y activas  American Journal of Public Health. Vol. 101(12):2261-8 (December 2011).

Ayala GX, et al. Longitudinal intervention effects on parenting of the Aventuras para Niños study. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Vol. 38(2):154-62 (Feb 2010).

Bailey JE, Surbhi S, Bell PC, et al. SafeMed: Using pharmacy technicians in a novel role as community health workers to improve transitions of care. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2016 Jan;56(1):73-81.

Baker EA, Bouldin N, Durham M, Lowell ME, Gonzalez M, Jodaitis N, Cruz LN, Torres I, Torres M, Adams ST. The Latino Health Advocacy Program: a collaborative lay health advisor approach. Health Education and Behavior, Vol. 24(4): 495-509 (Aug. 1997).

Balcázar H, et al. An ecological model using promotores de salud to prevent cardiovascular disease on the US-Mexico border: the HEART project. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2012 Jan;9:E35.

Balcazar HG, et al. Promotoras can facilitate use of recreational community resources: The Mi Corazón Mi Comunidad Cohort Study. Health Promot Pract. 2016 May;17(3):343-52.

Balcázar HG, et al. A promotores de salud intervention to reduce cardiovascular disease risk in a high-risk Hispanic border population, 2005-2008. Preventing Chronic Disease, Vol. 7(2):A28 (Mar 2010).

Balcazar H, et al. A promotora de salud model for addressing cardiovascular disease risk factors in the US-Mexico border region. Preventing Chronic Disease, Vol. 6(1):A02 (Jan 2009).

Balcazar H, Alvarado M, Ortiz G. Salud para su corazon (health for your heart) community health worker model: community and clinical approaches for addressing cardiovascular disease risk reduction in hispanics/latinos. The Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. Vol. 34(4): 362-72 (Oct-Dec 2011).

Balcazar HG, et al. A randomized community intervention to improve hypertension control among Mexican Americans: using the promotoras de salud community outreach model. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Vol. 20(4):1079-94 (2009).

Balcazar H, et al. Salud Para Su Corazon-NCLR: a comprehensive Promotora outreach program to promote heart-healthy behaviors among Hispanics. Health Promotion and Practice, Vol. 7(1):68-77 (Jan 2006).

Baquero B, et al. Secretos de la Buena Vida: processes of dietary change via a tailored nutrition communication intervention for Latinas. Health Education Research, Vol. 24(5):855-66 (Oct 2009).

Barbero C, Gilchrist S, Chriqui JF, et al. Do state community health worker laws align with best available evidence? J Community Health. 2016 Apr;41(2):315-25.

Barnes MD, Fairbanks J. Problem-based strategies promoting community transformation: Implications for the community health worker model. Family Health Journal, Vol. 20(1):54-65 (April 1997).

Barnes-Boyd C, Fordham Norr K, Nacion KW. Promoting infant health through home visiting by a nurse-managed community worker team. Public Health Nursing, Vol. 18(4):225-35 (Jul-Aug 2001).

Beacom AM, Newman SJ. Communicating health information to disadvantaged populations. Family & Community Health, Vol. 33(2):152-62 (Apr-Jun 2010).

Beckham S, Kaahaaina D, Voloch KA, Washburn A. A community-based asthma management program: effects on resource utilization and quality of life. Hawaii Medical Journal, Vol. 63(4):121-6 (April 2004).

Berkley-Patton J, Fawcett SB, Paine-Andrews A, Johns L. Developing capacities of youth as lay health advisors: a case study with high school students. Health Education and Behavior, Vol. 24(4): 481-94 (Aug. 1997).

Bin Abdullah AM. Discovering potential: a glimpse of my journey as a community health worker. J Ambul Care Manage. 2015 Oct-Dec;38(4):277-9.

Bird JA, McPhee SJ, Ha NT, Le B, Davis T, Jenkins CN. Opening pathways to cancer screening for Vietnamese-American women: lay health workers hold a key. Preventive Medicine, Vol. 27(6): 821-9 (Nov-Dec 1998).

Birkel RC, Golaszewski T, Koman JJ 3rd, Singh BK, Catan V, Souply K. Findings from the Horizontes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Education project: the impact of indigenous outreach workers as change agents for injection drug users. Health Education Quarterly, Vol. 20(4): 523-38 (Winter 1993).

Bittencourt L, Scarinci, IC. Is there a role for community health workers in tobacco cessation programs? Perceptions of the administrators and health care professionals. Nictoine Tob Res. 2014 May;16(5):626-31.

Blumenthal C, Eng E, Thomas JC STEP sisters, sex, and STDs: a process evaluation of the recruitment of lay health advisors. American Journal of Health Promotion, Vol. 14(1): 4-6 (Sep-Oct. 1999). 

Bridgeman-Bunyoli A, Mitchell SR, Bin Abdullah AM, et al. "It's In My Veins": exploring the role of an Afrocentric, popular education-based training program in the empowerment of African American and African community health workers in Oregon. J Ambul Care Manage. 2015 Oct-Dec;38(4):297-308.

Booker VK, Robinson JG, Kay BJ, Najera LG, Stewart G. Changes in empowerment: effects of participation in a lay health promotion program. Health Education and Behavior, Vol. 24(4): 452-64 (Aug. 1997).

Boyd RC, et al. Screening and referral for postpartum depression among low-income women: a qualitative perspective from community health workers. Depression Research and Treatment. 2011:320605 (2011).

Braithwaite RL, Bianchi C, Taylor SE. Ethnographic approaches to community organization and health empowerment. Health Education Quarterly, Vol. 21(3): 407-416 (Fall 1994).

Brooks BA, Davis S, Kulbok P, et al. Aligning provider team members with polyvalent community health workers. Nurs Adm Q. 2015 Jul-Sep;39(3):211-7.

Brown HS 3rd, et al. Cost-effectiveness analysis of a community health worker intervention for low-income Hispanic adults with diabetes. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2012;9:E140. 

Brownstein JL, et al. Addressing Chronic Disease through Community Health Workers: A Policy and Systems-Level Approach.

Brownstein JN, et al. Community health workers "101" for primary care providers and other stakeholders in health care systems. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. Vol. 34(3):210-20 (Jul-Sep 2011).

Brownstein JN, Cheal N, Ackermann SP, Bassford TL, Campos-Outcalt D. Breast and cervical cancer screening in minority populations: a model for using lay health educators. Journal of Cancer Education, Vol. 7(4): 321-6 (Winter 1992).

Bryant-Stephens T, Reed-Wells S, Canales M, et al. Home visits are needed to address asthma health disparities in adults. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Dec;138(6):1526-1530. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2016.10.006.

Bryant JH. Community health workers: the interface between communities and health care systems. WHO Chronicle, Vol. 32(4):144-8 (Apr. 1978).

Bullock K, McGraw SA. A community capacity-enhancement approach to breast and cervical cancer screening among older women of color. Health & Social Work, Vol. 31(1):16-25 (Feb 2006).

Bungay V, et al. Community-based HIV and STI prevention in women working in indoor sex markets. Health Promotion & Practice. Vol. 14(2):247-55 (March 2013).

Butz AM, Malveaux FJ, Eggleston P, Thompson L, Schneider S, Weeks K, Huss K, Murigande C, Rand CS. Use of community health workers with inner-city children who have asthma. Clinical Pediatrics, Vol. 33(3): 135-41 (March 1994).

Calderon V, Mejia Y, del Carmen Lara-Muñoz M, et al. Towards the sustainability of information campaigns: training Promotores to increase the psychosis literacy of Spanish-speaking communities. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2015 Apr;50(4):665-9. 

Campbell JD, Brooks M, Hosokawa P, et al. Community health worker home visits for Medicaid-enrolled children with asthma: effects on asthma outcomes and costs. Am J Public Health. 2015 Nov;105(11):2366-72.

Casper JM, Harrolle MG. Perceptions of constraints to leisure time physical activity among Latinos in Wake County, North Carolina. Am J Health Promot. 2013 Jan-Feb;27(3):139-42.

Castanares T. Thirty-four years working hand in hand with community health workers: a doctor's perspective. J Ambul Care Manage. 2015 Oct-Dec;38(4):280-3.

Castaneda SF, Giacinto RE, Medeiros EA, Brongiel I, Cardona O, Perez P, Talavera GA. Academic-community partnership to develop a patient-centered breast cancer risk reduction program for Latina primary care patients. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2016 Jun;3(2):189-99.

Castro FG, Elder J, Coe K, Tafoya-Barraza HM, Moratto S, Campbell N, Talavera G. Mobilizing churches for health promotion in Latino communities: Companeros en la Salud. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Monographs, Vol. 18: 127-35 (1995).

Catalani CE, et al. Community health worker insights on their training and certification. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, Vol. 3(3):227-35 (Fall 2009).

CDC: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. Policy Evidence Assessment Report: Community Health Worker Policy Components.
http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/pubs/docs/chw_evidence_assessment_report.pdf . October, 2014.

Cene CW, et al. Sustainability of a multiple risk factor intervention on cardiovascular disease in high-risk African American families. Ethnicity and Disease, Vol. 18(2):169-75 (Spring 2008).

Chan EC, et al. A community-based intervention to promote informed decision making for prostate cancer screening among Hispanic American men changed knowledge and role preferences: A cluster RCT.  Patient Education and Counseling. Vol. 84(2):e44-51 (Aug 2011).

Cherrington A, et al. Applying the community health worker model to diabetes management: using mixed methods to assess implementation and effectiveness. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Vol. 19(4):1044-59 (Nov 2008).

Cherrington A, et al. Implementing the community health worker model within diabetes management: challenges and lessons learned from programs across the United States. The Diabetes Educator, Vol. 34(5):824-33 (Sep-Oct. 2008).

Cherrington A, et al. Recognizing the diverse roles of community health workers in the elimination of health disparities: from paid staff to volunteers. Ethnicity & Disease, Vol. 20(2):189-94 (Spring 2010).

Cherrington AL, Agne AA, Lampkin Y, et al. Diabetes connect: developing a mobile health intervention to link diabetes community health workers with primary care. J Ambul Care Manage. 2015 Oct-Dec;38(4):333-45.

Community Health Workers Information Briefs by the Pacific and Southwest Regional Health Equity Council. http://region9.npa-rhec.org/in-the-spotlight/infobrief

Cook JA, Mueser KT. Community health workers: Potential allies for the field of psychiatric rehabilitation? Psychiatr Rehabil J. 2015 Sep;38(3):207-9

Corkery E, Palmer C, Foley ME, Schechter CB, Frisher L, Roman SH. Effect of a bicultural community health worker on completion of diabetes education in a Hispanic population. Diabetes Care, Vol. 20(3):254-7 (March 1997).

Coronado GD, Beresford SA, McLerran D, et al. Multilevel intervention raises Latina participation in mammography screening: findings from ¡Fortaleza Latina! Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2016 Apr;25(4):584-92.

Cufino Svitone E, Garfield R, Vasconcelos MI, Araujo Craveiro V. Primary health care lessons from the northeast of Brazil: the Agentes de Saude Program. Pan American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 7(5): 293-302 (May 2000).

Culica D, Walton JW, Prezio EA. CoDE: Community Diabetes Education for uninsured Mexican Americans. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, Vol. 20(2):111-7 (Apr 2007). 

Culica D, et al. Effectiveness of a community health worker as sole diabetes educator: comparison of CoDE with similar culturally appropriate interventions. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. Vol. 19(4):1076-95 (Nov 2008).

Daaleman TP, Fisher EB. Enriching patient-centered medical homes through peer support. Annals of Family Medicine. 2015;13(suppl. 1):S73-S78.

Dean WR, et al. Cultural repertoires and food-related household technology within Colonia households under conditions of material hardship. International Journal for Equity in Health. Vol. 15;11(1):25 (May 2012).

Deitrick LM, et al. Understanding the role of the promotora in a Latino diabetes education program. Qualitative Health Research, Vol. 20(3):386-99 (March 2010).

de Heer HD, et al. A path analysis of a randomized promotora de salud cardiovascular disease-prevention trial among at-risk Hispanic adults. Health Education and Behavior. 2011 Jun 16. [Epub ahead of print].

DeLiema M, et al. Determining prevalence and correlates of elder abuse using promotores: low-income immigrant Latinos report high rates of abuse and neglect. J Am Geriatr Soc. Vol. 60(7):1333-9 (July 2012).

Documet PI, et al.  A male promotores network for Latinos: process evaluation from a community-based participatory project. Health Promot Pract. 2016 May;17(3):332-42.

Drieling RL, Ma J, Stafford RS. Evaluating clinic and community-based lifestyle interventions for obesity reduction in a low-income Latino neighborhood: Vivamos Activos Fair Oaks Program. BMC Public Health. Vol. 11:98 (Feb 14, 2011). 

Dumbauld J, Kalichman M, Bell Y, Dagnino C, Taras HL. Case study in designing a research fundamentals curriculum for community health workers: a university-community clinic collaboration. Health Promot Pract. 2014 Jan;15(1):79-85.

Earp JA, Viadro CI, Vincus AA, Altpeter M, Flax V, Mayne L, Eng E. Lay health advisors: a strategy for getting the word out about breast cancer. Health Education and Behavior, Vol. 24(4): 432-51 (Aug. 1997).

Eck K, Alleman GP, Quick V, et al. Evaluation of a childhood obesity prevention online training certificate program for community family educators. J Community Health. 2016 Dec;41(6):1187-1195.

Eisenman DP, et al. Developing a disaster preparedness campaign targeting low-income Latino immigrants: focus group results for project PREP. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. Vol. 20(2):330-45 (May 2009).

Eisenman DP, et al. Improving Latino disaster preparedness using social networks. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Vol. 37(6):512-7 (Dec 2009).

Elder JP, et al. Evaluating psychosocial and behavioral mechanisms of change in a tailored communication intervention. Health Education and Behavior, Vol. 36(2):366-80 (Apr 2009).

Elder JP, Ayala GX, Campbell NR, Arredondo EM, Slymen DJ, Baquero B, Zive M, Ganiats TG, Engelberg M. Long-term effects of a communication intervention for Spanish-dominant Latinas. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Vol. 31(2): 159-66 (Aug 2006).

Ell K, Aranda MP, Wu S, Oh H, Lee PJ, Guterman J.  Promotora assisted depression care among predominately Hispanic patients with concurrent chronic illness: Public care system clinical trial design. Contemp Clin Trials. 2016 Jan;46:39-47. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2015.11.012. Epub 2015 Nov 17.

Eng E, Parker E, Harlan C. Lay health advisor intervention strategies: a continuum from natural helping to paraprofessional helping. Health Education and Behavior, Vol. 24(4): 4130-7 (Aug. 1997).

Eng E, Young R. Lay health advisors as community change agents. Family and Community Health, Vol. 15:24-40 (1992).

Engelman KK, et al. Engaging diverse underserved communities to bridge the mammography divide. BMC Public Health. Vol. 11:47 (Jan 21, 2011).

Esperat MC, et al. Transformacion para salud: a patient navigation model for chronic disease self-management. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. Vol. 17(2):2 (May 31, 2012).

Falbe J, Cadiz AA, Tantoco NK, Thompson HR, Madsen KA. Active and healthy families: a randomized controlled trial of a culturally tailored obesity intervention for Latino children. Acad Pediatr. 2015 Jul-Aug;15(4):386-95.

Farquhar SA, Michael YL, Wiggins N. Building on history and social capital to create change in two urban communities. Am J Public Health. 2005;95(4):596-601.

Farquhar SA, Parker EA, Schulz AJ, Israel BA. Application of qualitative methods in program planning for health promotion interventions. Health Promotion Practice. Vol. 7(2): 234-42 (Apr 2006).

Farquhar SA, Wiggins N, Michael YL, Luhr G, Jordan J, Lopez A. "Sitting in different chairs:" roles of the community health workers in the Poder es Salud/Power for Health Project. Educ Health (Abingdon). 2008;21(2):39.

Farrar B, et al. Growing your own: community health workers and jobs to careers. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. Vol. 34(3):234-46 (Jul-Sep 2011).

Fedder DO, Chang RJ, Curry S, Nichols G. The effectiveness of a community health worker outreach program on healthcare utilization of west Baltimore City Medicaid patients with diabetes, with or without hypertension. Ethnicity and Disease, Vol. 13(1): 22-7 (Winter 2003).

Fedder DO, Chang RJ, Curry S, Nichols G. For the patient. The effectiveness of a community health worker outreach program on healthcare utilization of west Baltimore City Medicaid patients with diabetes, with or without hypertension. Ethnicity and Disease, Vol. 13(1): 146 (Winter 2003).

Fedorak SA. A nontraditional work/training program for community health workers. Educational Gerontology, Vol. 13(3):239-48 (1987).

Felix-Aaron KL, Bone LR, Levine DM, Rubin HR. Using participant information to develop a tool for the evaluation of community health worker outreach services, Ethnicity and Disease, 2002 Winter; 12(1):87-96. 

Feltner FJ, et al. Effectiveness of community health workers in providing outreach and education for colorectal cancer screening in Appalachian Kentucky. Social Work in Health Care. Vol. 51(5):430-40 (May 2012).

Ferguson WJ, et al. Developing community health worker diabetes training. Health Education and Research. 2011 Sep 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Fernandez ME, et al. HPV knowledge, attitudes, and cultural beliefs among Hispanic men and women living on the Texas-Mexico border. Ethnicity & Health, Vol. 14(6):607-24 (Dec 2009).

Ferrer RL, et al. Advanced primary care in San Antonio: linking practice and community strategies to improve health. J Am Board Fam Med. 2013 May-Jun;26(3):288-98.

Fisher EB, Ballesteros J, Bhushan N, et al. Key features of peer support in chronic disease prevention and management. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Sep;34(9):1523-30.

Flax VL, Earp JL. Counseled women's perspectives on their interactions with lay health advisors: a feasibility study. Health Education Research, Vol. 14(1): 15-24 (Feb. 1999).

Forster-Cox SC, et al. The environmental health/home safety education project: a successful and practical U.S.-Mexico border initiative. Health Promotion Practice, Vol. 11(3):325-31 (May 2010).

Forst L, Lacey S, Chen HY, Jimenez R, Bauer S, Skinner S, Alvarado R, Nickels L, Zanoni J, Petrea R, Conroy L. Effectiveness of community health workers for promoting use of safety eyewear by Latino farm workers. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Vol. 46(6): 607-13 (Dec 2004).

Fox P, et al. Improving asthma-related health outcomes among low-income, multiethnic, school-aged children: results of a demonstration project that combined continuous quality improvement and community health worker strategies. Pediatrics, Vol. 120(4):e902-11 (Oct 2007).

Friedman AR, Butterfoss FD, Krieger JW, Peterson JW, Dwyer M, Wicklund K, Rosenthal MP, Smith L. Allies community health workers: Bridging the gap. Health Promotion Practice, Vol. 7(2 Suppl):96S-107S (Apr 2006).

Fuller J. Challenging old notions of professionalism: how can nurses work with paraprofessional ethnic health workers? Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol. 22(3): 465-72 (Sep. 1995).

Gaines JK, Levy LS, Cogdill KW. Sharing MedlinePlus®/MEDLINE® for Information Literacy Education (SMILE): A dental public health information project. Medical References Service Quarterly. Vol. 30(4):357-64 (October 2011).

Gary TL, et al. The effects of a nurse case manager and a community health worker team on diabetic control, emergency department visits, and hospitalizations among urban African Americans with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a randomized controlled trial. Archives of Internal Medicine, Vol. 169(19):1788-94 (Oct 26, 2009).

Gary TL, Bone LR, Hill MN, Levine DM, McGuire M, Saudek C, Brancati FL. Randomized controlled trial of the effects of nurse case manager and community health worker interventions on risk factors for diabetes-related complications in urban African Americans. Preventive Medicine. Vol. 37(1):23-32 (July 2003).

Getrich C, et al. An ethnography of clinic "noise" in a community-based, promotora-centered mental health intervention. Social Science & Medicine, Vol. 65(2):319-30 (Jul 2007).

Giblin PT. Effective utilization and evaluation of indigenous health care workers. Public Health Rep. 1989 Jul-Aug;104(4):361-8.

Gutierrez Kapheim M, Campbell J. Best practice guidelines for implementing and evaluating community health worker programs in health care settings. Chicago, IL: Sinai Urban Health Institute, January 2014. http://www.sinai.org/sites/default/files/SUHI%20Best%20Practice%20Guidelines%20for%20CHW%20Programs.pdf

Harvey I, et al. The healthy connections project: a community-based participatory research project involving women at risk for diabetes and hypertension. Progress in Community Health Partnerships, Vol. 3(4):287-300 (Winter 2009).

Haughton J, Ayala GX, Burke KH. Community health workers promoting physical activity: targeting multiple levels of the social ecological model. J Ambul Care Manage. 2015 Oct-Dec;38(4):309-20.

Hawkins J, Kieffer EC, Sinco B, Spencer M, Anderson M, Rosland AM. Does gender influence participation?: predictors of participation in a community health worker diabetes management intervention with African American and Latino adults. Diabetes Educ. 2013 Sep-Oct;39(5):647-54.

Hazard CJ, et al. Hispanic Labor Friends Initiative: supporting vulnerable women. MCN: The American Journal Maternal Child Nursing. Vol. 34(2):115-21 (Mar-Apr 2009).

Heisler M, et al. Participants' assessments of the effects of a community health worker intervention on their diabetes self-management and interactions with healthcare providers. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Vol. 37(6 Suppl 1):S270-9 (Dec 2009).

Herman AA. Community health workers and integrated primary health care teams in the 21st century. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. Vol. 34(4):354-61 (Oct-Dec 2011).

Hernandez MY, Organista KC. Entertainment-education? a fotonovela? a new strategy to improve depression literacy and help-seeking behaviors in at-risk immigrant Latinas. Am J Community Psychol. 2013 Dec;52(3-4):224-35.

Hiatt RA, Pasick RJ, Stewart S, Bloom J, Davis P, Gardiner P, Johnston M, Luce J, Schorr K, Brunner W, Stroud F. Community-based cancer screening for underserved women: design and baseline findings from the breast and cervical cancer intervention study. Preventive Medicine, Vol. 33(3):190-203 (Sep. 2001).

Hilfinger Messias DK, Sharpe PA, Del Castillo-Gonzalez L, Trevino L, Parra-Medina D. Living in limbo: Latinas' assessment of lower Rio Grande Valley colonias communities. Public Health Nurs. 2016 Dec 5. doi: 10.1111/phn.12307. [Epub ahead of print]

Hill MN, Bone LR, Butz AM. Enhancing the role of community-health workers in research. Image the Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Vol. 28(3): 221-6 (Fall 1996).

Hoeft KS, Rios SM, Pantoja Guzman E, Barker JC.  Using community participation to assess acceptability of "Contra Caries", a theory-based, promotora-led oral health education program for rural Latino parents: a mixed methods study. BMC Oral Health. 2015 Sep 3;15:103. doi: 10.1186/s12903-015-0089-4.

Hohl SD, Thompson B, Krok-Schoen JL, et al. Characterizing community health workers on research teams: results from the Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities. Am J Public Health. 2016 Apr;106(4):664-70.

Hsu LL, Green NS, Donnell Ivy E, et al. Community health workers as support for sickle cell care. Am J Prev Med. 2016 Jul;51(1 Suppl 1):S87-98.

Hughes MM, Yang E, Ramanathan D, Benjamins MR. Community-based diabetes community health worker intervention in an underserved Chicago population. J Community Health. 2016 Dec;41(6):1249-1256.

Hunter JB, de Zapien JG, Papenfuss M, Fernandez ML, Meister J, Giuliano AR. The impact of a promotora on increasing routine chronic disease prevention among women aged 40 and older at the U.S.-Mexico border. Health Education & Behavior, Vol. 31(4 Suppl): 18S-28S (Aug 2004).

Hurtado M, Spinner JR, Yang M, et al. Knowledge and behavioral effects in cardiovascular health: community health worker health disparities initiative, 2007-2010. Prev Chronic Dis. 2014;11:E22.

Implementation Guide for Community Partnership Model: Improving Health Outcomes by Linking Community-based Community Health Workers with Health Systems. Kaiser Permanente, 2014. See http://www.familiasenaccion.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/CPM_Guide_2-27-17.pdf

Ingram M, et al. Community Health Workers and community advocacy: addressing health disparities. Journal of Community Health, Vol. 33(6):417-24 (Dec 2008).

Ingram M, et al. Women's health leadership to enhance community health workers as change agents. Health Promot Pract. 2016 May;17(3):391-9.

Ingram M, et al. Establishing a professional profile of community health workers: results from a national study of roles, activities and training. Journal of Community Health. 37(2):529-37 (April 2012).

Ingram M, et al. The impact of promotoras on social support and glycemic control among members of a farmworker community on the US-Mexico border. The Diabetes Educator, Vol. 33 Suppl 6:172S-178S (Jun 2007).

Ireland M, Krauss BJ. Women find their voices. The success of community outreach and case finding. N and HC Perspectives on Community, Vol. 18(2): 62-7 (Mar-Apr 1997).

Islam MA, Wakai S, Ishikawa N, Chowdhury AM, Vaughan JP. Cost-effectiveness of community health workers in tuberculosis control in Bangladesh. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2002; 80(6):445-50.

Islam N, Nadkarni SK, Zahn D, et al. Integrating community health workers within Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act implementation. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2015 Jan-Feb;21(1):42-50.

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Books, Theses and Reports

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