Community Health Worker Roles and Responsibilities in Rural and Urban America

Year: 2019
State: NatDoc: National Document
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Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: CHW input in process, CHW role scope of practice, Competencies, General other, Process and development
Evidence Generation: Documentation of how CHWs can work within care teams, General other
Sustainable Financing: General other, Including community-based CHWs
Workforce Development: CDC expand CHW work into SDOH, Chronic Disease, Data sharing between social services and clinical teams, General other (including mention of “employment practices”), Outreach education and TA to employers on CHW generally, Training- Content modes delivery

Through focus groups held with CHWs in rural and urban regions of four states, we explore CHW roles and responsi- bilities, the growing professionalization of the field, and evolving interactions between CHWs and other care providers. Critically, we also provide an in-depth look at how CHW work varies between rural and urban environments and provide insight to support the continued growth of the field across rural and urban areas of the United States.

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