Illinois Community Health Worker Association/Chicago Community Health Workers Local Network

Authors: Chicago Community Health Workers Local Network
Year: 2016
State: NatDoc: National Document
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Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: CHW input in process, CHW role scope of practice, Competencies, Process and development
Evidence Generation: Documentation of how CHWs can work within care teams
Sustainable Financing: Reimbursement TA for FQHCs Medicaid etc.
Workforce Development: Outreach campaigns to identify CHWs, Recruiting and convening CHWs stakeholders

The Illinois Community Health Worker Association, formally known Chicago Community Health Worker Local Network (CCHWLN), was created by a group of health educators from Chicago and surrounding suburbs in 2003. CCHWLN mission is to support and facilitate the progress of CHWs/Promotoras de Saluds and the diverse communities they serve through: peer support, group education, provision of information and resources, health promotion and disease prevention, so that united we can affect change, growth, and understanding in our communities.

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