Community health worker intervention in subsidized housing: New York City, 2016–2017

Amy L. Freeman, Tianying Li, Sue A. Kaplan, Ingrid Gould Ellen, Marc N. Gourevitch, Ashley Young, Kelly M. Doran

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Abstract

From April 2016 to June 2017, the Health + Housing Project employed four community health workers who engaged residents of two subsidized housing buildings in New York City to address individuals’ broadly defined health needs, including social and economic risk factors. Following the intervention, we observed significant improvements in residents’ food security, ability to pay rent, and connection to primary care. No immediate change was seen in acute health care use or more narrowly defined health outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)689-692
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume110
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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