Community Health Worker Advancement: A Research Summary

Seq ID: 593
DocID: Natl45
Authors: Scott G, Wilson R
Year: 2006
State: NatDoc
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Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: Process and development, Administration - certification boards and state health departments
Evidence Generation: Results from pilots or studies not published in formal literature, Surveys and assessment tools to define and develop workforce, ROI and bundled payment successes/challenges
Workforce Development: General, Training- Content/modes/delivery

This report summarizes the results of a scan of local and national educational programs and workforce advancement issues concerning community health work. The research was
conducted for the Boston-based SkillWorks initiative, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Its purposes were to: clarify the challenges that community health workers face in the labor market; and explore the feasibility of a variety of national and local approaches to addressing these challenges.

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