Community Health Workers
There are more than 60,000 community health workers in the United States. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
PCORI has awarded $293 million for research studies that use community health workers in an intervention.
PCORI has funded 79 active or completed comparative clinical effectiveness research studies that use community health workers in an intervention.
Community Health Workers Study Spotlights
The Role of Community Health Workers
Keysha Brooker, CHW, MSW, explains how community health workers (CHWs) can help address disparities for the patients they work with by providing support and resources to help patients thrive.
The Bridge Between Clinics and Communities
Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH explains the role community health workers played in her PCORI-funded project that sought to help patients from disadvantaged populations better control high blood pressure.