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Citations in the CHW Policy Brief

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Two CHWs going over some paperwork.The following evidence came from CDC's CHW Policy Brief [PDF-1M]:

  • Improved HTN control with teams including CHWs
  • Improved cancer screening knowledge and cervical and mammography screening outcomes
  • Improved appointment keeping, compliance, risk reduction, BP control, and related mortality
  • Better diabetes clinical measures when cared for by a CHW and nurse case-manager group compared to CHW or nurse alone

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This slide summarizes the topics of the selected research studies in the CHW policy brief produced by CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. For specifics topics addressed in the brief, please refer to it directly. The brief emphasizes heart disease, but also includes studies on diabetes and cancer.