Community Health Worker Resource Center

What’s in the database?

This is the nation’s largest searchable collection of documents on policies around CHWs (mainly on the state level).

Who should use it? Documents found in this resource center are most useful for: state government officials; CHW leaders; current and potential employers and payers for CHWs; other individuals and stakeholder organizations involved in considering policies on CHWs  This database is not a resource for individual CHWs looking for tools to inform or improve their practice.

This database was supported by Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number 5-NU38OT000286-02, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC has funded decades of work to support the engagement of CHWs and was strategic in leading efforts to complete multiple systematic reviews on the topic, convene the 2019 CHW Forum, and has published extensive volumes of translational research resources to advance the CHW workforce and enhance health equity. To access CDC CHW resources, visit the CDC CHW Resources Gateway

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Sample Listing for CHW Document Resource Center

State: NatDoc: National Document
Year: 2021

This is a sample catalog listing for the document resource center. It is not intended to provide any information about CHWs but is designed to demonstrate the type of information available about each of the documents.

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Applying Return on Investment (ROI) Logic to Non-Clinical Professions

State: NatDoc: National Document
Year: 2021

Applying Return on Investment (ROI) Logic to Non-Clinical Professions

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ASTHO CHW Learning Community: Kentucky State Team Call – Agenda Setting and TA Needs Discussion (October 11, 2019)

State: KY
Year: 2019

Meeting minutes from Kentucky State Team Call. Objectives of meeting include: hearing updates from Kentucky state team on activities related to CHWs; discussing opportunities and challenges to help identify areas where ASTHO and SMEs can provide TA, and; agenda setting for the next 6 months and discussing sustainability considerations.

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ASTHO CHW Learning Community: New Hampshire State Team Call January 31, 2020

State: NatDoc: National Document
Year: 2020

Meeting summary from New Hampshire State Team Call. Objectives of the meeting include: understanding the national C3 (CHW Core Consensus Project) competencies for CHWs and how it could relate to CHW certification, training, hiring, and financing; and providing an update on discussions within New Hampshire about CHW certification, while recognizing the importance of CHW leadership.

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2021 Kentucky Community Health Worker Certification Manual

State: KY
Year: 2020

This is the updated version of the KY CHW Certification Manual. The manual includes application requirements, training, continuing education, and CHW competencies. Application materials are in separate packets.

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CHW Certification and Licensure Post-Webinar Survey Responses

State: NatDoc
Year: 2016

Webinar survey responses

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Certification Literature List

State: NatDoc
Year: Unknown

List of literature on certification

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CHW Call Series: Certification and Licensure

State: NatDoc
Year: 2016

CHW call series questions

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A Framework for Considering Scope-of-Practice Modifications

State: NatDoc
Year: 2015

Presentation assessing workforce strategy and scope of practice

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Community Health Worker Certification Manual

State: KY
Year: 2019

Manual providing information on Kentucky certification including application requirements, training, continuing education, and CHW competencies

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