In Focus: Integrating Community Health Workers into Care Teams

Seq ID: 198
DocID: MA32
Authors: Klein S, Hostetter M
Year: 2015
State: MA
Website link:
Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: General
Evidence Generation: Documentation of how CHWs can work within care teams, Evidence-based interventions, Results from pilots or studies not published in formal literature
Policy: General
Sustainable Financing: General
Workforce Development: General

Community health workers who help patients navigate the health care system and work to address
their social and economic needs have rarely been fully integrated into care teams. This issue reports
on health care organizations that have integrated community health workers into multidisciplinary
teams, which appears to be a factor in their success.

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