Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland (Drs Alvarez and Cooper and Ms Turkson-Ocran); Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland (Drs Ibe and Cooper); Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity, Baltimore, Maryland (Drs Alvarez, Ibe, and Cooper and Mss Dietz, Carrero, Avornu, and Turkson-Ocran); Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Dr Bhattarai) and Division of Nephrology (Dr Crews), Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland (Drs Ibe and Cooper); and Westat, Rockville, Maryland (Dr Lipman).
Correspondence: Carmen Alvarez, PhD, CRNP, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, 525 North Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205 ([email protected]).
The RICH LIFE Study is supported by a grant from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: UH3HL130688 (Clinicaltrials.gov Registration: NCT02674464). Neither the Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute nor the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute was involved in designing the Care Manager and Community Health Worker training, in writing this report, or in the decision to submit this article for publication.
The authors gratefully acknowledge the RICH LIFE Project's participating health systems, and their Managers and Community Health Workers, for their dedication to improving patients' health and well-being and their commitment to the project. We also acknowledge the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity Community Advisory Board and the following RICH LIFE Project Investigators for their commitment and contributions to the project: Jill Marsteller, PhD, MPP; Suna Chung, MPH; Deven Brown, MPA; Joseph Landavaso, BS; Jon Kawatachi; Erika McCannon, BS; Alex Capiaghi, MS; Deidra C. Crews, MD, ScM; Debra Gayles, BS; Rev. Debra Hickman, MDiv; Demetrius Frazier; Randi Woods, MSN, MBA, RN; Cheryl Dennison-Himmelfarb, PhD, ANP, FAAN; Edward “Pete” Miller, MD, PhD; Romsai Tony Boonyasai, MD, MPH; Olusola Orimoloye, MD, MPH; Clare Jung Eun Lee, MD; Seth Shay Martin, MD, MHS; Denis Godwin Antoine, MD; Chidadi E. Ndumele, MD, MHS; Mandy Stinchcomb, MS; and Debra Roter, DrPH.
The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.