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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2017

Diabetes Management: Interventions Engaging Community Health Workers

Description of Resource: 
After conducting a systematic review of 44 published studied, the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends interventions that engage community health workers to help patients manage their diabetes. Community health workers are frontline public health workers who serve as a bridge between underserved communities and health care systems. They typically are from or have a unique understanding of the community served. Recommended interventions include education, coaching, or social support to improve diabetes testing and monitoring, medication adherence, diet, physical activity, or weight management. Community health workers can deliver these services and program content through one-on-one interactions or group sessions, which take place in patients’ homes or community or clinical settings. Community health workers may work alone or as part of an intervention team comprised of clinicians, counselors, or other health professionals.

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Developed By: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Diabetes
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Citation: 
The Community Guide [Internet]. Diabetes Management: Interventions Engaging Community Health Workers. c2017– [cited 2017 Sep 12]. Available from: https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/diabetes-management-interventions-engaging-community-health-workers