A Cohort Review Approach Evaluating Community Health Worker Programs in New York City, 2015-2017

Alexis Feinberg, Lois Seidl, Rachel Dannefer, Katarzyna Wyka, Elizabeth Drackett, La'Shawn Brown-Dudley, Nadia Islam, Lorna Thorpe

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The objective of this study was to describe how a cohort review approach was applied as an evaluation framework for a community health worker intervention among adult residents in 5 public housing developments in New York City in 2015-2017. The cohort review approach involved systematically monitoring participants engaged in the Harlem Health Advocacy Partners program during a given time period ("cohort") to assess individual outcomes and program performance. We monitored participation status (completed, still active, disengaged, on leave, or died) and health outcomes. In this example of a cohort review, levels of enrollment and program disengagement were higher in cohort 1 than in cohort 2. For 6-month health outcomes, the percentage of participants with hypertension who had controlled blood pressure was static in cohort 1 and improved significantly in cohort 2. The percentage of participants with diabetes who self-reported controlled hemoglobin A1c increased significantly in cohort 1 at 6-month follow-up. The cohort approach highlighted important outcome successes and identified workload challenges affecting recruitment and retention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E88
JournalPreventing Chronic Disease
Volume16
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 11 2019

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A Cohort Review Approach Evaluating Community Health Worker Programs in New York City, 2015-2017. / Feinberg, Alexis; Seidl, Lois; Dannefer, Rachel; Wyka, Katarzyna; Drackett, Elizabeth; Brown-Dudley, La'Shawn; Islam, Nadia; Thorpe, Lorna.

In: Preventing Chronic Disease, Vol. 16, 11.07.2019, p. E88.

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Feinberg, A, Seidl, L, Dannefer, R, Wyka, K, Drackett, E, Brown-Dudley, LS, Islam, N & Thorpe, L 2019, 'A Cohort Review Approach Evaluating Community Health Worker Programs in New York City, 2015-2017', Preventing Chronic Disease, vol. 16, pp. E88. https://doi.org/10.5888/pcd16.180623
Feinberg, Alexis ; Seidl, Lois ; Dannefer, Rachel ; Wyka, Katarzyna ; Drackett, Elizabeth ; Brown-Dudley, La'Shawn ; Islam, Nadia ; Thorpe, Lorna. / A Cohort Review Approach Evaluating Community Health Worker Programs in New York City, 2015-2017. In: Preventing Chronic Disease. 2019 ; Vol. 16. pp. E88.
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