Statewide Community Health Worker Employer Survey Results

Results for 2020 survey completed by the Texas Department of State Health Services to determine what types of organizations currently employ CHWs, what job duties and responsibilities CHWs fulfill, how CHWs are compensated, and what professional development needs CHWs have.

State of Arizona House Bill 2324

Section 1. Title 36, chapter 6, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding article 7.1, to read: ARTICLE 7.1. COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS. Includes definitions, certification application and renewal guidelines, and duties of the CHW advisory council.

Stakeholders’ perceptions of policy options to support the integration of community health workers in health systems

Background: Community health workers (CHWs) are an important component of the health workforce in many countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed a guideline to support the integration of CHWs into health systems. This study assesses stakeholders’ valuation of outcomes of interest, acceptability and feasibility of policy options considered for the CHW guideline development. […]

South Dakota Community Health Worker Workgroup: Summary and Recommendations

The South Dakota Department of Health (SD DOH) and South Dakota Department of Social Services (SD DSS) combined efforts to further define the Community Health Worker services in South Dakota. A workgroup of constituents comprised of representatives from healthcare organizations, public health, Indian Health Service, and tribal communities developed three recommendations to inform the development […]

Processes for Implementing Community Health Worker Workforce Development Initiatives

Introduction: The objective of this observational, cross-sectional study was to identify, document, and assess the progress made to date in implementing various processes involved in statewide community health worker (CHW) workforce development initiatives. Methods: From September 2017 to December 2020, we developed and applied a conceptual model of processes involved in implementing statewide CHW initiatives. […]