Community Health Worker White Paper: Report and Recommendations

Seq ID: 516
DocID: WA2
Authors: Comprehensive Health Education Foundation
Year: 2013
State: WA
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Publicly Available: Yes
Evidence Generation: White papers, Results from pilots or studies not published in formal literature
Policy: Lessons learned from other states, General language around CHW WD, Building partnerships
Workforce Development: Outreach/education/ TA to employers on CHW generally, General, Recruiting and convening CHWs and stakeholders

Paper intends to trigger a deeper, cross-sector, statewide conversation about CHWs that will result in a CHW road map for the state. The paper describes the history of CHWs, their effectiveness in achieving health outcomes and cost savings, highlights what other states have done, provides considerations and insights from the field in advancing the CHW workforce, and offers practical recommendations to move forward.

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