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11.30.17

Community Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation for Interventions Engaging CHWs for Diabetes Management

Task Force Finding

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends interventions engaging community health workers for diabetes management based on strong evidence of effectiveness in improving glycemic and lipid control among participants with diabetes and reducing their healthcare use. Economic evidence indicates that interventions engaging community health workers for diabetes management are cost-effective.

Interventions engaging community health workers for diabetes management are typically implemented in underserved communities and can improve health, reduce health disparities, and enhance health equity.

Read the full CPSTF Finding and Rationale Statement for details including implementation issues, possible added benefits, potential harms, and evidence gaps.

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