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 Best Practice Toolkits

State: NatDoc: National Document
Year: 2021

The Center for Community Health Alignment (CCHA) convened both Community Health Worker (CHW) subject matter experts and CHWs for over a year and a half period to identify best practice strategies for designing, implementing, and showing the impact of Community Health Worker (CHW) models and programs. A series of toolkits have been developed in collaboration

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Community Health Workers’ Role in DSMES and Prediabetes

State: NatDoc: National Document
Year: 2019

In communities most affected by prediabetes and diabetes, CHWs can work collaboratively with diabetes educators to activate CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs, extend the reach of diabetes prevention and DSMES care teams, and facilitate strategies that reduce health disparities in their own communities. When diabetes educators support CHWs in their role to deliver current, accurate, and

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Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker Administrative Rules 25 Texas Administrative Code §146.1- §146.8 – Summary of Changes implemented in 2019

State: TX
Year: 2019

Contains edits to definitions, material developed by DSHS or HHSC directly certified by the department, details for training program application, as well as for CHW and Instructor renewal requirements, and modifications to professional and ethical standards enforcement.

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Integrating Community Health Workers into State and Local Chronic Disease Prevention Efforts: Program and Financing Considerations

State: WA
Year: 2018

This brief: (1) outlines a common definition and roles for CHWs; (2) examines the evidence behind incorporating CHWs into upstream prevention efforts; and (3) discusses financing options available to support CHWs. The brief starts by providing context on Washington’s reform effort and its interest in utilizing CHWs to further these efforts.

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Medicaid Access & Coverage in 2019: Results from the Institute for Medicaid Innovation’s 2020 Annual Medicaid Managed Care Survey

State: NatDoc: National Document
Year: 2020

This third Annual Medicaid Managed Care Survey represents the first-of-its-kind comprehensive effort to collect robust, longitudinal data on Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs). Our intention is that the survey findings contained in this report will equip Medicaid stakeholders with the information they need to accurately articulate the national narrative about Medicaid managed care.

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Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes – 2018

State: NatDoc: National Document
Year: 2018

See pages S9-S10: Identification or development of community resources to support healthy lifestyles is a core element of the CCM. Health care community linkages are receiving increasing attention from the American Medical Association, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and others as a means of promoting translation of clinical recommendations for lifestyle modification in real-world settings. Community health workers (CHWs), peer supporters, and lay

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National Center for Healthcare Apprenticeships Standards of Apprenticeship – Appendix A: Work Process Schedule and Related Instruction Outline

State: NatDoc: National Document
Year: 2016

Provides a description of Community Health Workers and their responsibilities, outlines a CHW apprenticeship, an outline of related instruction that CHWs can complete prior to their hiring as apprentices.

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Impact of Community Health Worker Certification on Workforce and Service Delivery for Asthma and Other Selected Chronic Diseases

State: NatDoc: National Document
Year: 2019

Examining the extent to which differences in asthma self-management and health outcomes, as well as other conditions, may emerge as a function of CHW certification is a timely area of inquiry. Thus, the overarching goal of this project is to assess the current state of evidence of the processes, risks, benefits, and implications of CHW

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A Conceptual Framework for Addressing Social Needs Through the Accountable Health Communities Model

State: NatDoc: National Document
Year: 2020

Objectives: To present a conceptual framework to address social needs through accountable health programs in the United States.We present our implementation of the Accountable Health Communities (AHC) Model as an example. Study Design: Conceptual framework and case study. Methods: Our conceptual framework of the AHC Model is adapted from the UK Rainbow Model of Integrated

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An Emerging Model for Community Health Worker–Based Chronic Care Management for Patients With High Health Care Costs in Rural Appalachia

State: NatDoc: National Document
Year: 2020

Community health workers (CHWs) can improve patients’ health by providing them with ongoing behavioral support during the health care experience, and they help decrease health care costs, especially among patients whose starting costs are high and among underserved and minority populations. We developed a CHW-based care model with the aim of improving outcomes and lowering

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