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American Public Health Association (2009). Support for Community Health Workers to Increase Health Access and to Reduce Health Inequities (Policy Statement 2009-1). Retrieved July 4, 2011. Available here.

Beckham, S., Kaahaaina, D., Voloch, K., & Washburn,A. (2004). A community-based asthma management program: Effects on resource utilization and quality of life. Hawaii Medicine Journal, 63, 121–126.

Brownstein, J. N., Bone, L. R., Dennison, C. R., Hill, M. N., Kim, M. T., & Levine, D. M. (2005). Community health workers as interventionists in the prevention and control of heart disease and stroke. American of Journal Prevention Medicine, 29(5S1), 128–133.

Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2010). ‘Standard Occupational Classification,’ last modified March 11. Available here.

Capitman, John A., et al. (2009). ‘Promotoras: Lessons Learned on Improving Health- care Access to Latinos,’ Central Valley Health Policy Institute, 2. Available here

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2011, March). Addressing Chronic Disease through Community Health Workers: A Policy and Systems-Level Approach. Issue brief.

Currie, Janet and Tekin, Erdal (August 2011). Is There a Link between Foreclosure and Health? NBER Working Paper No. w17310. Available here.

Cutts, Teresa (2011). “The Memphis Congregational Health Network Model: Grounding ARHAP Theory” In When Religion and Health Align: Mobilizing Religious Health Assets for Transformation, edited by James R. Cochrane, Barbara Schmid, and Teresa Cutts, Pietermartizburg, South Africa: Cluster Press, 193-209.

Dower, Catherine, et al. (2006). Advancing Community Health Worker Practice and Utilization: The Focus on Financing, National Fund for Medical Education, vi. Available here.

Duthrie, Patricia, Phillipi, Evie & Mitchell, Katherine. (2012). Supporting CHWs as part of the health care team through policy change and successful supervision. Ppt presented at Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance Spectrum Health Healthier Communities meeting, October 3, Big Rapids, Michigan.

Fedder,D.O., Chang, R. J., Curry, S.,& Nichols,G. (2003). 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, 13(1),22–27.

Felix, H. C., Mays, G. P., Stewart, M. K., Cottoms, N., & Olson, M. (2011, July). Medicaid savings resulted when community health workers matched those with needs to home and community care. Health Affairs, 30(7), 1366–1374.

Feltner, Frances J., et al. (2012). ‘Effectiveness of Community Health Workers in Providing Outreach and Education for Colorectal Cancer Screening in Appalachian Kentucky,’ Social Work in Health Care, 51, 5: 430–440. Available here.

Freudenberg, Nicholas & Tsui, Emma. (2011). Analysis & Commentary: Training New Community Health, Food Service and Environmental Protection Workers Could Boost Health, Jobs and Growth. Health Affairs 30(11), 2098-2106.

Garcia, C., & Rush, C. (2011, March). Professionalization and the experience-based expert: Strengthening partnerships between health educators and community health workers. Health Promotion Practice, 12(2), 178–182.

Gary, Tiffany L., Bone, Lee R., Hill, Martha N., Levine, David M., McGuire, Maura, Saudek, Christopher & Brancati, Frederick L. (2003). ‘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, 37: 32. Available here.

Gawande, A. (2011). The ‘Hot-Spotters:’ Can we lower medical costs by giving the neediest patients better care? The New Yorker, January 24. Gilkey, M. B. Available here.

Gunderson, Gary R. & Cochrane, James R. (2012). Religion and the Health of the Public: Shifting the Paradigm, New York: Palgrave MacMillan. Buy book.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). (2007). Bureau of Health Professions, Community Health Worker National Workforce Study, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, March, vi. Available here.

Hester, J., Lewis, J., & McKethan, A. (2010, May). The Vermont accountable care organization pilot: A community HRSA, Community Health Workers Evidence-Based Models Toolbox, August 5, 2011. Available here. See HRSA’s other resources on CHWs here.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (2011). The IHI Triple Aim (web page). Retrieved July 4, 2011. Available here.

Johnson D, Saavedra P, Sun E, et al. (2012). Community health workers and Medicaid Managed Care in New Mexico. Journal of Community Health, 37:563-571.

Kash BA, May ML, and Tai-Seale, M. (January 2007). ‘Community health worker training and certification programs in the United States: Findings from a national survey,’ Health Policy, 80, 1: 32. Available here.

Kania, John, & Kramer, Mark (Winter 2011), ‘Collective Impact,’ Stanford Social Innovation Review, Vol. 43. Available here.

Kania, John, & Kramer, Mark (Spring 2013), ‘Embracing Emergence: How Collective Impact Addresses Complexity,’ Stanford Social Innovation Review, Jan. 21. Available here.

Lewin, S. A., Babigumira, S. M., Bosch-Capblanch, X., Aja, G., van Wyk, B., Glenton, C., & Daniels, K. (2006, November). Lay health workers in primary and community health care: A systematic review of trials. Cochrane Reviews.

Margellos-Anast, Helen , Melissa A. Gutierrez & Steven Whitman. (2012). Improving Asthma Management among African-American Children via a Community Health Worker Model: Findings from a Chicago-Based Pilot Intervention. Journal of Asthma, 49(4): 380–389.

Mayfield-Johnson, Susan. (2011). Learning From Community Health Worker Certification and Credentialing Models: Texas, Ohio, Minnesota, Massachusetts, New Mexico And New York. Center for Research in Learning and Education, The University of Southern Mississippi. Presented August 24.

Miller, A. (2011, July 27). GA firm’s blueprint for taming health costs. Georgia Health News.

Miller, Jeni & Legion, Vicki. (November 2006). Community Health Workers/Promotrores in chronic Care: A Discussion Paper. San Francisco: Community Health Works,.

Office of Minority Health, USDHHS (April 8, 2011). The HHS Action Plan To Reduce Racial And Ethnic Health Disparities (briefing paper). Washington, DC.

O’Brien, Matthew J., Squires AP, Bixby RA, & Larson SC. (2009). ‘Role Development of Community Health Workers: an Examination of Selection and Training Processes in the Intervention Literature,’ American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 37: S265. Available here.

Rush, Carl H. (2012). Return on Investment from Employment of Community Health Workers. J of Ambulatory Care Management, 35 (2); 133-137.

Sanjeev, Arora. (2012). Speech delivered at Department of Veterans Affairs demonstration of VA’s SCAN-ECHO technology, July 11.

Sprague, Lisa. (2012). Community Health Workers: A Front Line for Primary Care? National Health Policy Forum Issue Brief No. 846, September 17.

Swider, S. M. (2002, Jan-Feb). Outcome effectiveness of community health workers: An integrative literature review. Public Health Nursing, 19(1), 11–20.

Viswanathan, M., Kraschnewski, J., Nishikawa, B., Morgan, L. C., Thieda, Honeycutt, A., Lohr, K., & Jonas, D. E. (2009). Outcomes of community health worker interventions. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Report No.: 09-E014.

Whitley, E. M., Everhart, R. M., & Wright, R. A. (2006). Measuring return on investment of outreach by community health workers. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 17(1), 6–15.

Wisdom, Kimberlydawn & Sanchez, Eduardo. (2012). Community Health Workers: Key to Achieving the Triple Aim.’ Presented at the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA, October 29.