JOB AID: Increasing Capacity to Engage and Sustain Community Health Workers in Diabetes Management and Type 2 Diabetes Prevention

Authors: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: Division of Diabetes Translation

State: NatDoc: National Document
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Publicly Available: Yes
Sustainable Financing: [CDC] 1305/1422 and now 1815/1817 funding, CMS and CDC engagement from a national level, Engaging state partners in general, Expand evidence base, How to engage and work with Medicaid, Including community-based CHWs, Marketing/awareness campaigns including national, Education to HC orgs on payment options bundled etc., Documentation of how CHWs can work within care teams
Workforce Development: CDC expand CHW work into SDOH, CDC input on state-level strategic planning, Chronic Disease, Data sharing between social services and clinical teams, General other (including mention of “employment practices”), Outreach education and TA to employers on CHW generally

The purpose of this job aid is to support CDC grantees, policymakers, health system leaders, researchers, evaluators, and program health consultants (project officers) in their efforts to engage and sustain CHWs in supporting diabetes management and type 2 diabetes prevention services, whether they are new to working with CHWs or have done so for decades.

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