Community Health Workers in Rhode Island: A Study of a Growing Public Health WorkforceSeq ID: 434
Authors: Dunklee B, Garneau D
Website link: http://www.rimed.org/rimedicaljournal/2018/08/2018-08-40-health-dunklee.pdf
Publicly Available: Yes
Evidence Generation: Surveys and assessment tools to define and develop workforce, General, Documentation of how CHWs can work within care teams
Community Health Workers are gaining recognition as a valuable, newly emergent public health workforce. This article describes a qualitative study that generated a snapshot of Community Health Worker employment in Rhode Island, gathered collective wisdom and stakeholders’ perspectives about how to pay for a community health workforce, and highlighted promising opportunities to grow and sustain the field. This article summarizes the study’s findings, and discusses its implications.
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