Development and Deployment of Community Health Workers in Delaware: Establishing a certification program and reimbursement mechanism

Seq ID: 71
DocID: DE3
Authors: Delaware Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health
Year: 2017
State: DE
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Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: Competencies, Training and training programs, CHW input in process, CHW roles and scope of practice, Funding of certification
Evidence Generation: ROI and bundled payment successes/challenges, Documentation of how CHWs can work within care teams
Sustainable Financing: CMS and CDC engagement from a national level, How to engage and work with Medicaid, Including community-based CHWs

Report includes specific recommendations to Delaware for next steps needed in the development of a CHW certification program. The report elaborates on the history and present status of CHWs in the state of Delaware, creating infrastructure for a CHW certification program, financing, and recommendations of the CHW subcommittee.

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