Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 17, issue 1, P26-43 2006 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2006.0011 View full text
Moises Perez, Sally E. Findley, Miriam Mejia, Jacqueline Martinez

Abstract: The Northern Manhattan Community Voices Collaborative is committed to improving health care in Harlem, Washington Heights, Inwood, and low-income communities in New York City, large parts of which are home to many immigrants to the U.S. The collaborative developed a program to train and integrate community health workers (CHWs) into ongoing programs at partner community organizations. We report on our 2000-2005 experiences with CHWs for health insurance, child immunizations, and asthma management. A total of 1…

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