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Join us at the APHA Annual Meeting in Denver, Oct. 29-Nov. 2.  For more info:

Carl will be presenting a one-day workshop on supervisory skills with CHWs, as a pre-conference event in Denver on October 29.  Fee of $95 includes lunch. Register at

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 delivered opening remarks and closing responses for a NASHP meeting of state and federal officials to discuss increasing alignment of state and federal poicies around CHWs in October 2015 in Washington DC.  He moderated a session on CHWs at PCORI's first Annual Meeting that same month in Arlington, VA, and presented on a Scope of Practice panel at the Academy Health National Policy Conference in February 2016.

He has presented and/or facilitated at state CHW policy conferences in the following states between December 2014 and June 2016: Arizona, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Montana, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah and Virginia.  He will speak at he first annual meeting of the Kentucky Association of CHWs in September and the North Carolina and Pennsylvania CHW Summits in November.

Carl presented in a half-day session, “Community Health Workers and Paramedicine: The State of the Evidence and Practice in the U.S. and Beyond,” at an annual meeting of the Reforming States Group, a project of the Milbank Memorial Fund, in Atlanta in November 2014.

Carl will participate in a planning meeting in October at the National Center for Healthy Housing on design of a standard health plan benefit involving Healthy Homes interventions.

He was a panelist at Dr. David Satcher's conference, “Underserved and High Risk Populations in the United States: Taking Action for Comprehensive Primary Health Care Renewal,” at Morehouse School of Medicine, October 2013.
He spoke at the first annual Health Care Symposium of the District of Columbia Department of Health and the DC Primary Care Association, September 2014. 

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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

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 2011.

Carl has 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).


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.