Community health workers employed to increase cancer screenings save health systems money

Employing community health workers to increase the number of cervical cancer and colorectal cancer screenings was a cost-effective strategy in certain circumstances, according to a recent analysis.The study also showed that health systems that employed community health workers (CHWs) increased uptake of cancer screenings among minorities, suggesting the approach can also improve health equity.“The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends engaging community health workers to increase breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings on the basis of strong evidence of effectiveness,”Read More

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