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Join us at the APHA Annual Meeting in San Diego, Nov 11-14.  For more info:


Join us at Unity 2019, April 14-17 at the Flamingo Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas!  For more info, click here.
Community Health Workers, Unlocking the door to healthier communities 

CDC has updated its e-learning series, "Promoting Policy and Systems Change to Expand Employment of Community Health Workers," authored by Carl Rush of Community Resources LLC. Click here to use this free learning resource!

Carl is a member of a technical assistance team for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, now working four states in its 4th year of operation.

He has presented and/or facilitated at state CHW policy conferences in the following states between December 2014 and June 2018: Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah and Virginia.  

Contact us:

P.O. Box 5533
San Antonio, TX 78201

(210) 775-2709
Fax (866) 906-3850 toll free




The University of Texas (Houston) Project on CHW Policy and Practice is no longer active, since lead team members have moved on to other institutions.  Please contact Carl with any questions.

Carl and collaborators recently completed a second phase of the "CHW Core Consensus" (C3) Project, to refine recommendations for a CHW scope of practice and related core skills.  C3 has been supported by the Amgen Foundation, Sanofi US Corporate Affairs, and the State of Wisconsin.  See C3 Project tab above for more details.



Rosenthal EL, Brownstein JN, Rush CH et al. Community Health Workers: Part of the Solution.  Health Affairs, July 2010.  View on the Web.

Carl H. Rush, MRP, Principal of Community Resources LLC, has over 30 years of experience in community services and community development, including seven years as a senior professional in philanthropy. He has worked with and for Community Health Workers since 1996, and served as a principal author of HRSA's National Workforce Study on CHWs, as well as directing a community college program for CHWs from 2001 to 2004.

He served as Director of the New Jersey Community Health Worker Institute from 2004 to 2006.  He served as Secretary of the CHW Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) from 2006 to 2011.

Carl was named by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) as a Subject Matter Expert for their new grantee learning collaborative on CHWs.

He is providing technical assistance to the states of Alaska, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico and Pennsylvania for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO).

He has also served on the APHA Governing Council (2009-2012), Education Board (serving as Vice Chair thru 2012), and the APHA Joint Policy Committee (2011-2012).


Other recent publications by Carl Rush:

Rush CH, Robinson J, Mason T.  Community Health Workers in Local Health Departments. Houston: Project on Community Health Worker Policy and Practice, Occasional Paper No 1, September 2013.

Rush CH, Rosenthal EL, Ibarra JM.  Commentary on Indiana CHW Workforce Assessment.  Project on Community Health Worker Policy and Practice, Occasional Paper No 2, September 2013.

Balcázar HG, Rosenthal EL, Brownstein JN, Rush CH, Matos S., Hernández L.  Community Health Workers Can Be a Public Health Force for Change in the United States:  Three Actions for a New Paradigm.  American Journal of Public Health, December 2011.

Rush CH. Commentary: Return on Investment from Employment of Community Health Workers.  Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, April-June 2012.

Alvillar M, Quinlan J, Rush CH, Dudley DJ. Recommendations For Developing And Sustaining Community Health Workers (Report From the Field). Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, August 2011. 22 (2011): 745–750.

Brownstein JN, Hirsch GR, Rosenthal EL, Rush CH. Community Health Workers “101” for Primary Care Providers and Other Stakeholders in Healthcare Systems.  Journal of Ambulatory Care Management July 2011. 34(3) 210-220.

Gilkey MB, Garcia C, Rush C. Professionalization and the experience-based expert: Strengthening partnerships between health educators and community health workers.  Health Promotion Practice, March 2011 (12.2) pp. 178-182.

Rosenthal EL, de Heer H, Rush CH, Holderby LR. Focus on the Future: A Community Health Worker Research Agenda By and For the Field.  Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action.  Johns Hopkins University, Fall 2008.