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CHW Return on Investment

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CHW Return on Investment

For over 35 years, MHP Salud has demonstrated the positive impacts of Community Health Worker programs all over the country. One area of focus has been the economic benefits of CHW programs measured through a return on investment (ROI) analysis.  Measuring ROI of CHW-led programs, and sharing the results, contributes to a growing body of evidence that investments in these programs are both impactful and financially sustainable. ROI results additionally provide a great “snapshot” of information to share with both stakeholders and the community, to demonstrate both social and fiscal responsibility.

CHWs may encompass a wide variety of roles and be referred to by a number of titles but generally, their primary role is linking vulnerable populations to health care or social systems. CHWs are effective because they use pre-existing networks and culturally appropriate messages to access populations that have traditionally had poor access to health care systems. This short brief report reviews the concept of CHWs and offers information about the model’s efficacy.

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Despite mounting evidence of the positive impacts CHW programs can have, there is currently a lack of data relating these services to financial outcomes. This report offers an overview of the studies conducted on determining the ROI of CHW interventions across the U.S., and also offers suggestions on how to conduct an ROI analysis on your program.

This one-page report reviews the concept of Community Health Workers and offers information about the model’s efficacy.

This resource is a brief.
This resource portfolio item is formatted as a brief report

This one page brief report offers an overview of the studies conducted on determining the ROI of CHW interventions across the U.S., and suggestions on how to conduct an ROI analysis on your program. It is available for free to our resource portfolio members.

Growing evidence suggests that Promotora programs lead to improved health outcomes and are a cost-effective alternative to other preventative outreach programs. One possible method to further evaluate and understand CHW programs’ economic impact is a “Return On Investment” (ROI) analysis, which calculates the total benefit derived from each dollar invested in a program. Learn more about the return on investment from CHW programs with this report that reviews the results of MHP Salud’s ROI analysis conducted with four Federally-Qualified Health Centers.

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This resource is an educational tool

This Return on Investment (ROI) Educational Tool is for everyone—for those that understand ROI very clearly and for those new to, and a little intimidated by, the concept of ROI. This is a toolkit to figure out the ROI of a Community Health Worker (CHW) program unique to your organization. MHP Salud has worked with various Health Centers to develop this process for determining CHW program ROI.

Training for your organization, made simple.

In addition to publishing resources and conducting our own Community Health Worker (CHW) programs, MHP Salud offers a variety of training and consulting services to help organizations create and optimize their own CHW programs. When we provide these services, we put our 35 years of experience to work to enhance your organization’s services and improve your overall reach. Does your organization employ Community Health Workers? We can help.