Studies Used in Massachusetts

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Map of the United States with Massachusetts highlighted.The following evidence came from studies used in Massachusetts:

  • A total of 14 studies were conducted indicating improved:
    • Access to care (one study)
    • Chronic disease management (five studies)
  • The studies also indicated increased:
    • Use of primary care (three studies)
    • Use of prevention services (five studies)


The Massachusetts Departments of Public Health selected 14 studies covering a wide range of services by CHWs. These studies generally did not address cost or cost-effectiveness, but rather focused on improved access to care, improved chronic disease management, and increased use of primary care and preventive services. The full report can be downloaded at the web address shown on the slide.