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Effect of Community Health Worker Support on Clinical Outcomes of Low-Income Patients Across Primary Care Facilities

October, 2018

According to the multicenter randomized clinical trial that included 592 adult patients, help from community health workers—who assist high-risk patients with fulfilling basic needs ranging from housing and food insecurity to transportation and locating an appropriate medical home—resulted in fewer days in the hospital and increased likelihood of reported high-quality primary care.


Shreya Kangovi, MD, MS, Nandita Mitra, PhD, Lindsey Norton, MSS, MLSP, Rory Harte, Xinyi Zhao, MPH, Tamala Carter, CHW, David Grande, MD, MPA, and Judith A. Long, MD