Community Health Workers and a Culture of Health: Lessons from U.S. and Global Models

A Learning Report

A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation learning report provides a “deeper dive” into community health workers’ (CHW's) role in population health improvements rather than disease-specific outcomes, along with identification of global as well as U.S. models that employed CHWs to achieve population health outcomes. It includes insights and recommendations gleaned from more than 20 interviews with U.S. and global experts in the field, including researchers, staff of state and federal agencies, CHW advocates, and program leaders, as well as three RWJF program officers. Interviews are supplemented by findings and observations in peer-reviewed articles and reports written by the interviewees, their colleagues, and other experts in the field.