Community Health Workers in the U.S. and Florida: Reducing Costs, Improving Health Outcomes and Creating a Pathway to Work

Seq ID: 74
DocID: FL1
Authors: Collins Center for Public Policy
Year: 2011
State: FL

Publicly Available: No
Certification: Role of state government
Evidence Generation: Evidence-based interventions
Sustainable Financing: How to engage and work with Medicaid
Workforce Development: General, Recruiting and convening CHWs and stakeholders, Outreach/education/ TA to employers on CHW generally

Community health workers play a significant role in reducing and/or managing chronic illnesses, reducing healthcare costs and improving the overall health of the population. Evidence gathered over the years makes it clear that support for, and development of, a CHW workforce is a wise investment.

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