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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Community health workers should be worker advocates

State: MA
Year: 2022

CHWs trained in the basics of occupational safety and health are in a unique position to assist workers who are injured or made ill at their place of employment, or who may recognize a workplace hazard, but are unaware of their health and safety rights. CHWs who receive training on the workplace regulatory agencies (OSHA;

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Statewide Community Health Worker Employer Survey Results

State: TX
Year: 2020

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.

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The State of Texas Community Health Worker Day Proclamation

State: TX
Year: 2021

Proclamation of CHW Day in Texas from Governor Greg Abbot.

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Texas Promotor(a)/Community Health Worker (CHW) Associations, Networks, and Coalitions

State: TX
Year: 2021

List of organizations in Texas for CHW/Ps.

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State of Arizona House Bill 2324

State: AZ
Year: 2018

This bill outlines amendments made to Title 36, chapter 6 adding article 7.1 which includes information on certification applications, powers and duties of directors, certificate denial, suspension, or revocation, investigations, fees, and certification requirements.

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

State: NatDoc: National Document
Year: 2019

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.

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South Dakota Community Health Worker Workgroup: Summary and Recommendations

State: SD
Year: 2017

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

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South Dakota Community Health Worker Titles and Training Programs

State: SD
Year: 2021

Outline of CHWs in South Dakota including definitions, titles, scope of work, training programs, and roles.

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Processes for Implementing Community Health Worker Workforce Development Initiatives

State: NatDoc: National Document
Year: 2021

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.

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NJ FamilyCare Comprehensive Demonstration: Draft Renewal Proposal

State: NJ
Year: 2021

New Jersey’s Medicaid program and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) operate under a single, unified 1115 demonstration: the New Jersey FamilyCare Comprehensive Demonstration. This demonstration is currently in its second five-year performance period, which is slated to expire on June 30, 2022. Consistent with terms and conditions of the approved demonstration, New Jersey intends to submit a

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