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New Haven Register: UMass Medical School designs community health worker models that improve health and save money

Connecticut could better treat residents with chronic conditions such as diabetes and asthma while also saving on medical costs, according to community health workers (CHWs) models designed by UMass Medical School and reported in the New Haven Register.

UMass Medical School offers blueprint for Connecticut community health worker intervention programs

Healthcare organizations in Connecticut could improve the health of high-need patients with asthma, diabetes, and other chronic conditions while also saving money by hiring community health workers, according to an analysis completed by UMass Medical School for the Connecticut Health Foundation.

UMass Medical School working with Connecticut on initiative to integrate community health workers into health care system

UMass Medical School is consulting on the development of an evaluation plan to help guide a Connecticut State Innovation Model (SIM) initiative integrating community health workers into Connecticut’s health care delivery and payment systems.