Essential Workforce: Integrating Community Health Workers into Primary Care Homes

Authors: Volkmann, K.
Year: 2015
State: NatDoc: National Document

Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: CHW role scope of practice, Competencies
Evidence Generation: Evidence-based interventions
Policy: General language around CHW WD
Sustainable Financing: Documentation of how CHWs can work within care teams
Workforce Development: CDC expand CHW work into SDOH, Data sharing between social services and clinical teams, General other (including mention of “employment practices”), Recruiting and convening CHWs stakeholders

Discusses the continuum of services that Community Health Workers (CHWs) can provide in a primary care home, benefits and challenges of integrating CHWs into the primary care team, and strategies for recruitment, training, supervision, and retention of CHWs as members of the primary care team.

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