Community Health Worker Deployment to At-Risk Areas



Authors: NC Department of Health and Human Services
Year: 2021
State: NC
Website link: https://files.nc.gov/ncdhhs/CHW_OnePager_2021_1_11.pdf
Publicly Available: Yes
Billing and Reimbursement:
Certification:
Evidence Generation:
Policy: Building partnerships, General other
Sustainable Financing: Engaging state partners in general, How to engage and work with Medicaid, Including community-based CHWs, Results from pilots studies etc. that aren't published in formal literature
Workforce Development: CDC expand CHW work into SDOH, CHW training programs (not cert.), Contacts for people in other states, Data sharing between social services and clinical teams, General other (including mention of “employment practices”), Recruiting and convening CHWs stakeholders

Supported by CARES and Medicaid funding, NCDHHS issued a Request for Proposals to employ over 350 CHWs to work in 55 North Carolina counties. Counties were selected based on high COVID-19 caseloads. This CHW project started in August 2020 and is projected to end June 30, 2021. NCDHHS selected seven vendors to recruit, train, and manage CHWs.



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