Community Health Workers: ConnecticutSeq ID: 59
Authors: Southwestern AHEC
Website link: https://swctahec.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/swahec_survey_report_6_17.pdf
Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: CHW roles and scope of practice, Training and training programs
Evidence Generation: White papers, Surveys and assessment tools to define and develop workforce
In 2012, SWAHEC distributed two surveys to CHWs and their employers to better understand the characteristics of CHWs in CT, as well as their roles, met and unmet training needs, and employment status. Employers were asked about funding mechanisms in place for CHWs that they employ, as well as attitudes about the use of CHWs. A total of 43 CHWs completed the CHW survey and 97 employers of CHWs responded to the employer survey. This report summarizes the findings of these surveys, and includes the following major sections: Community Health Worker Characteristics, Health Care Employer Characteristics, Training, and Reimbursement.
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