An Action Guide on Community Health Workers (CHWs): Guidance for the CHW Workforce

Seq ID: 589
DocID: Natl41
Authors: The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review
Year: 2013
State: NatDoc
Website link:
Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: Training and training programs, General, Funding of certification, CHW roles and scope of practice
Workforce Development: General

This guide may be helpful to members, or prospective members, of the CHW workforce in a variety of ways. It summarizes evidence-based best practices that CHWs should seek to adopt or reinforce in their work with patients and families. It delineates possible quality indicators for high-quality CHW programs. This guide also provides background on key state policy matters related to the training and certification of CHWs that members of the CHW workforce may wish to influence.

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