Community Health Workers in Vermont: Professional Identity Snapshot




Year: 2020
State: VT
Website link: https://www.healthvermont.gov/sites/default/files/documents/pdf/hpdp_Community-Health-Workers-Prof%20Identity%20Brief_Nov%202020.pdf
Publicly Available: Yes
Billing and Reimbursement:
Certification: CHW role scope of practice
Evidence Generation:
Policy: General language around CHW WD
Sustainable Financing:
Workforce Development: CDC expand CHW work into SDOH, Chronic Disease, CHW training programs (not cert.), General other (including mention of “employment practices”)

This brief provides a summary of key data points derived from a May 2020 surveyi of 85 community health workers (CHW) and 24 CHW supervisors from across Vermont. The survey, conducted by the Vermont Department of Health (VDH), in collaboration with the Vermont CHW Steering Committee, represents an initial effort by VDH to collect information about the roles, scope of work, skills and training of the current CHW workforce in the state.



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