Interim Report on the Status, Impact, and Utilization of Community Health Workers

Seq ID: 510
DocID: VA7
Authors: James Madison University
Year: 2005
State: VA
Website link:
Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: CHW roles and scope of practice
Evidence Generation: White papers, Documentation of how CHWs can work within care teams, Evidence-based interventions
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.

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