Community Health Worker Model for Care Coordination: A Promising Practice for Frontier Communities

Seq ID: 234
DocID: MN15
Authors: Wilger S
Year: 2012
State: NatDoc
Website link:
Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: Funding of certification, Competencies, General, CHW roles and scope of practice
Evidence Generation: Documentation of how CHWs can work within care teams
Policy: General
Sustainable Financing: How to engage and work with Medicaid, General, CMS and CDC engagement from a national level
Workforce Development: General, CHW training programs (not cert.)

Information is presented regarding the background and evolution of both the CHW and care coordination models. An overview of policy, regulatory, financing and workforce development issues are discussed with examples on how these models are emerging in six frontier states: Alaska, Montana, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oregon and Texas.

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