Development of National Standards for Organizations That Employ Community Health Workers: Project Fact Sheet



Authors: NCQA
Year: 2020
State: NatDoc: National Document

Publicly Available: Yes
Billing and Reimbursement:
Certification: CHW input in process, National guidance
Evidence Generation:
Policy: General language around CHW WD, Lessons learned from other states, National guidance especially in new policy areas
Sustainable Financing:
Workforce Development: General other (including mention of “employment practices”)

In partnership with Penn Center for Community Health Workers and with support from the Commonwealth Fund and the Community Health Acceleration Partnership, NCQA is developing national standards on program elements that support CHWs’ work to provide high-quality care to the communities they serve. These standards can be used by employers, states and other payers to help sustain the CHW workforce and help organizations that hire or partner with CHWs to be recognized as a valuable part of health care and social service systems.



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