Arizona Community Health Worker Workforce 101

Authors: Arizona Community Health Workers Association
Year: 2015
State: AZ

Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: CHW role scope of practice
Evidence Generation: Documentation of how CHWs can work within care teams, General other, Results from pilots studies etc. that aren't published in formal literature
Sustainable Financing: Surveys and assessment tools to define and develop workforce
Workforce Development: Data sharing between social services and clinical teams, General other (including mention of “employment practices”), Outreach education and TA to employers on CHW generally

Over 1000 CHWS are employed in community organizations, community health centers and health systems throughout Arizona. CHWs serve all 15 Arizona counties and 19 Tribes. This document provides an overview of the CHW workforce in Arizona.

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