Project on CHW Policy and Practice
Carl Rush, Principal of Community
Resources LLC, is a core team member of the Project on CHW Policy and Practice (PCHWP&P) under the Institute for Health Policy, University of Texas - Houston School of Public Health. On the web at https://sph.uth.edu/research/centers/ihp/community-health-workers/
Our PCHWP&P team recently completed
a series of educational videos for the conclusion of a national CDC REACH demonstration project on CHW approaches to promoting
healthy lifestyles in Latino communities (through Hidalgo Medical Services of New Mexico).
The Team is currently providing TA and evaluation services for a pilot CHW apprenticeship program
for the State of Wisconsin and the Connecticut SIM implementation project.
The Team is recently received support from Sanofi US for a new phase of the "CHW Core Consensus" (C3) Project, currently operating
in collaboration with the Texas Tech Health Science Center at El Paso, to refine recommendations for a CHW scope of practice
and related core skills. The previous phase was 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
been 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).
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.
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.