Community Health Workers and Children With Special Health Care Needs

Year: 2014
State: NatDoc: National Document
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Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: CHW role scope of practice, Competencies, Specialty tracks and supervisor training
Evidence Generation: Documentation of how CHWs can work within care teams, General other, White papers
Policy: Building partnerships
Sustainable Financing: Engaging state partners in general, Expand evidence base, General other, How to engage and work with Medicaid, Including community-based CHWs, Reimbursement TA for FQHCs Medicaid etc., Documentation of how CHWs can work within care teams, Evidence-based interventions
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”), Promotores

The National Center for Community Based Services for Children With Special Health Care Needs and The HSC Foundation have been collaborating to find ways of improving health and related services for children with special health care needs from traditionally underserved communities. The engagement of community health workers (CHWs) has emerged as a very promising strategy for addressing the persistent disparities in the delivery of health care and related services to CSHCN.

As part of our work, we have performed this environmental scan to identify programs across the United States that are combining the strengths of the community health workers with programming for CSHCN. We have focused primarily on programs that address Latino families.

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