Community Health Workers in Rhode Island: A Study of a Growing Public Health Workforce

Seq ID: 434
DocID: RI8
Authors: Dunklee B, Garneau D
Year: 2018
State: RI
Website link:
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.

Download from original source