Integrating Community Health Workers in Ohio’s Health Care Teams

Seq ID: 371
DocID: OH9
Authors: Carter, N
Year: 2016
State: OH
Website link:
Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: CHW roles and scope of practice, CHW input in process
Evidence Generation: Documentation of how CHWs can work within care teams
Sustainable Financing: General
Workforce Development: CDC expand CHW work into SDOH, Training- Content/modes/delivery, CHW training programs (not cert.), Outreach/education/ TA to employers on CHW generally

This report will address a standardized scope of practice, training and certification for CHWs, training for licensed providers on how to use and pay for CHWs, and sustainable financing by highlighting the benefits of CHWs, defining CHWs and their scope of practice, describing the return on investment and positive patient outcomes yielded from CHWs, providing an overview of training programs for certified and non-certified CHWs as well as for providers, and
reviewing payment models for CHWs. This report provides an overview of CHWs in Ohio and provides examples of other states that have adopted innovative strategies in the four areas.

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