Community Health Worker Workforce: Assessment of the Integration and Financing of Community Health Workers within Arizona Medicaid Health Plans

Year: 2019
State: AZ
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Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: Administration - certification boards state health departments etc., CHW role scope of practice, Competencies, General other
Policy: General language around CHW WD, General other
Sustainable Financing: CMS and CDC engagement from a national level, How to engage and work with Medicaid, Including community-based CHWs, Education to HC orgs on payment options bundled etc., Evidence-based interventions, ROI and bundled payment successes/challenges
Workforce Development: CDC expand CHW work into SDOH, General other (including mention of “employment practices”)

The Center for Health Equity Research at Northern Arizona University (CHER-NAU) through funding from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and in collaboration with the University of Arizona, Arizona Prevention Research Center (AzPRC) aimed to engage Arizona health plan leadership in conversations about the integration and sustainability of the Community Health Worker (CHW) workforce within Arizona’s Medicaid contracted health plans and provider networks. Information gathered provides unprecedented insight into innovative strategies for integrating, sustaining and scaling of the CHW workforce within the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS). Specifically, conversations with health plan leadership

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