Policy Evidence Assessment Report: Community Health Worker Policy Components

Seq ID: 568
DocID: Natl20
Authors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Year: 2014
State: NatDoc
Website link: https://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/pubs/docs/chw_evidence_assessment_report.pdf
Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: General, CHW roles and scope of practice
Evidence Generation: Surveys and assessment tools to define and develop workforce, Evidence-based interventions, General
Policy: General
Workforce Development: Chronic Disease, Promotores

Policy components are discrete though sometimes related activities that could be part of a public health policy. We identified 14 CHW policy components to assess in this report (See Table 1 on pg. 2). Many of these components are elements of successful CHW programs, which have implications for policy development, and some of these components can be found in state law. The following components are discussed in the paper: chronic care, team-based care, core certification, supervision, standard core curriculum, Medicaid, specialty certification, certification development, standard specialty curriculum, scope of practice, curriculum development, private insurers, campaign, and grants.

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