Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

Advancing CHW Engagement in COVID-19 Response Strategies: A Playbook for Local Health Department Strategies in the United States

Community-Based Workforce Alliance

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Prepared by the Community-Based Workforce Alliance, this report provides steps for local health departments (LHDs) looking to integrate community health workers (CHWs) into their health equity efforts. Utilizing a framework based on the Community Health Worker Assessment and Improvement Matrix and adapted to the COVID-19 response within the U.S., this report presents a continuum of engagement across several key areas to design or improve CHW-based programs to deliver optimal results. The report also includes a series of strategic recommendations for making discrete improvements across all areas of engagement.

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Advancing Racial Equity, Improve Organizational Infrastructure, Partnership Building, Reduction of Health Disparities

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