Differences in Certification and the Effect on Team Climate Among Community Health Workers in Texas

Seq ID: 462
DocID: TX23
Authors: Siemon M, Kreglo B, Boursaw B
Year: 2018
State: TX
Website link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29474253
Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: Grandparenting language and processes, Training and training programs, General

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to compare team climate among Texas community health workers (CHWs)/promotoras who were certified by the 2 different methods: (a) completing a state-approved training program, and (b) providing evidence of work experience (grandfathering). Analysis of survey results found no significant differences in Team Climate Inventory scores between CHWs who were certified either through state-approved training or through work experience. This research provides some preliminary evidence in support of experience-based certification, but there continues to be a need for more research evaluating CHW certification requirements and the impact of state certification of CHWs on population health outcomes.

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