Community Health Workers in the Wake of Health Care Reform: Considerations for State and Federal Policymakers

Seq ID: 571
DocID: Natl23
Authors: Clary A
Year: 2015
State: NatDoc
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Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: Competencies, Lessons learned from other states
Evidence Generation: Documentation of how CHWs can work within care teams, ROI and bundled payment successes/challenges
Policy: General, Lessons learned from other states
Sustainable Financing: How to engage and work with Medicaid
Workforce Development: CDC expand CHW work into SDOH, Training- Content/modes/delivery

This brief captures key themes that emerged during an October 2015 meeting of state and federal leaders convened by the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) with the support of The Commonwealth Fund. The goal of the meeting was to identify areas in which state and federal policy can align around the use of CHWs in transforming health systems to achieve better care, lower costs, and improved population health.

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