A Study of the Community Health Worker In the Kansas City Region and Beyond

Seq ID: 144
DocID: KS2
Authors: Mid-America Regional Council
Year: 2016
State: KS
Website link: https://www.marc.org/Community/Regional-Health-Care-Initiative/pdf/CHW_White_Paper_Final.pdf
Publicly Available: Yes
Evidence Generation: White papers, Evidence-based interventions, Documentation of how CHWs can work within care teams, Results from pilots or studies not published in formal literature
Workforce Development: Chronic Disease

The purpose of the white paper is: 1) to educate key audiences on the role and value of Community Health Workers; 2) to provide insight into the necessary building blocks for successful Community Health Worker (CHW) programs and community-wide workforce development efforts; and (3) to document the work in the Kansas City region to increase the use and acceptance of CHWs. As such, the white paper has three components: a literature review on the role and value-add of CHWs; documentation of the successes and lessons learned of the Kansas City Regional CHW Collaborative’s efforts to build a sustainable regional CHW workforce; and an analysis of emerging trends in the operation of successful CHW programs.

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