What We’ve Learned: Clearing the Hurdles to Prenatal Care

    Posted on March 10, 2017

    Dasher Community Health Workers (CHWs) have been connecting Medicaid members with prenatal care since our pilot program began November 1, 2016.  We’ve learned a lot since then and have begun to think of connecting members with the care they need as similar to running hurdles – you need to get over the one in front […]Read More

    Calculating ROI for Community Health Workers

    Posted on February 21, 2017

      An abundance of literature is emerging that touts the use of community health workers to further population health improvements. Many of the examples of success are anecdotal. The scientific evidence is not abundant. There’s simply not enough data available yet to prove statistically that community health workers produce a return on investment (ROI). But, […]Read More

    How Do We Influence People to Get Preventive Services?

    Posted on February 13, 2017

      Influence. How do you do this? How can you influence people to think and act in ways that improve their health status and extend life expectancy for themselves and their children? You get the best shot at this by having face-to-face communication with your members with the intent to be their go-to resource for […]Read More

    Low Tech/High Touch Methods That Close Care Gaps

    Posted on January 31, 2017

      There are lots of challenges to connecting low income populations with the services they need to get and stay healthy.  You can lead a horse to water, right?  So, how do we get people to the right services, at the right time, in the right place, and get them to use them? The approach […]Read More

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