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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CHW Certification and Licensure Post-Webinar Survey Responses

State: NatDoc
Year: 2016

Webinar survey responses

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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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CHW Call Series: Certification and Licensure

State: NatDoc
Year: 2016

CHW call series questions

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Certification Literature List

State: NatDoc
Year: Unknown

List of literature on certification

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2015 State Legislative Status Update: CHW Training/Certification Standards

State: NatDoc
Year: 2016

Summary table of state training and certification standards

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CCHW Application: Certified Community Health Worker Legacy Application

State: VA
Year: 2018

Application for certified CHW

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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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Stakeholder Recommendations

State: NC
Year: 2016

North Carolina CHW Initiative recommendations for Roles and Responsibilities and Certification

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Community Health Workers in North Carolina: Creating an Infrastructure for Sustainability

State: NC
Year: 2018

Report and recommendations from the North Carolina CHW Initiative to help develop a coordinated North Carolina CHW infrastructure

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North Carolina Community Health Worker Program Inventory Summary

State: NC
Year: 2015

Survey sent to CHW programs to gather information about current use of CHWs in North Carolina

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