Research on Community Health Workers


research Featured in health affairs

  1. Felix, H.C., Mays, G.P., Stewart, M.K., Cottoms, N., and Olson, M. (2011). Medicaid Savings Resulted when Community Health Workers Matched Those with Needs to Home and Community Care. Health Affairs, 30(7) pp. 1366-1374. Accessed online at
  2. Singh, Prabjhot. (2012). Bringing the Concept of Peer Coaches and Local Health Workers from Africa to Harlem. Health Affairs, 31(12) pp. 2801-2802. Accessed online at
  3. Rosenthal, L.E., et al. (2010). Community Health Workers: Part of the Solution. Health Affairs, 29(7) pp. 1338-1342. Accessed online at

Research featured in the annals of family medicine

  1. Thom, D.H., Ghorob, A., Hessler, D., De Vore, D., Chen, E., and Bodenheimer, T.A. (2013). Impact of Peer Health Coaching on Glycemic Control in Low-Income Patients With Diabetes: A Randomized Control Trial. Annals of Family Medicine, 11(2) pp. 137-144. Accessed online at
  2. Daaleman, T.P., and Fisher, E.B. (2015). Enriching Patient-Centered Medical Homes Through Peer Support. Annals of Family Medicine, 13(S1) pp. S73-S78. Accessed online at
  3. Kaufman, A., et al. (2006). The Health Commons and Care of New Mexico's Uninsured. Annals of Family Medicine, 4(S1) pp. S22-S27. Accessed online at
  4. Fisher, E.B., et al. (2015). Contributions of Peer Support to Health, Health Care, and Prevention: Papers from Peers for Progress. Annals of Family Medicine, 13(S1) pp. S2-S8. Accessed online at

research featured in Other journals

  1. O'Brien, M.J., Halbert, C.H., Bixby, R., Pimentel, S., Shea, J.A., (2010). Community Health Worker Intervention to Decrease Cervical Cancer Disparities in Hispanic Women. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 25(11) pp. 1186-1192. Accessed online at
  2. Krieger, J.W., Takaro, T.K., Song, L., Weaver, M. (2005). The Seattle-King County Healthy Homes Project: A Randomized, Controlled Trial of a Community Health Worker Intervention to Decrease Exposure to Indoor Asthma Triggers. American Journal of Public Health, 95(4) pp. 652-659. Access online at
  3. Martin, M.A., Hernández, O., Naureckas, E., Lantos, J. (2006). Reducing Home Triggers for Asthma: The Latino Community Health Worker Approach. Journal of Asthma, 43(5) pp. 369-374. Accessed online at
  4. Mirambeau, A., Wang, G., Ruggles, L., Dunet, D. (2013). A Cost Analysis of a Community Health Worker Program in Rural Vermont. Journal of Community Health, 38(6) pp. 1050-1057. Accessed online at
  5. Burns, M.E., Galbraith, A.A., Ross-Degnan, D., and Balaban, R.B. (2014). Feasibility and Evaluation of a Pilot Community Health Worker Intervention to Reduce Hospital Readmissions. International Journal for Quality Health Care, 26(4) pp. 358-365. Accessed online at
  6. Viswanathan, M., et al. (2010). Outcomes and Costs of Community Health Worker Interventions: A Systematic Review. Medical Care, 48(9) pp. 792-808. Accessed online at