Interim Report on the Status, Impact, and Utilization of Community Health WorkersSeq ID: 510
Authors: James Madison University
Website link: https://rga.lis.virginia.gov/Published/2005/HD8/PDF
Publicly Available: Yes
Billing and Reimbursement:
Certification: CHW roles and scope of practice
Workforce Development: Recruiting and convening CHWs and stakeholders, Contacts for people in other states
The first-year report focuses on inventorying the number and roles of community health workers (CHWs) employed in Virginia and offers a standard designation for CHWs who are working under numerous titles. The study also identifies and reviews outcome studies and evaluations on the efficacy of community health workers. The report speaks to the important, yet often unrecognized contributions that CHWs make in helping the most vulnerable members of our society access needed health and human services. It is this role where CHWs complement elements of the mission of James Madison University – to educate and enlighten citizens so that they may lead productive and meaningful lives.