Achieving the Triple Aim: Success with Community Health Workers

Seq ID: 172
DocID: MA3
Authors: Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Year: 2015
State: MA
Website link:
Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: CHW roles and scope of practice
Evidence Generation: Results from pilots or studies not published in formal literature, White papers, General, Evidence-based interventions, Documentation of how CHWs can work within care teams
Sustainable Financing: Expand evidence base
Workforce Development: Contacts for people in other states, Chronic Disease

DPH is working to ensure a quality CHW workforce through imminent state certification of CHWs and approval of CHW training programs, as well as promoting sustainable financing of CHWs as part of healthcare teams. This White Paper will help to inform healthcare provider and payer decision-makers about the growing evidence of CHWs’ multiple contributions to achieving the cost, quality and health outcome goals of health reform, while reducing disparities in health care and outcomes throughout the Commonwealth and the nation.

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