Promising Approaches to Integrating Community Health Workers into Health Systems: Four Case Studies

Seq ID: 574
DocID: Natl26
Authors: Eyster L, Bovbjerg R
Year: 2011
State: NatDoc
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Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: Lessons learned from other states, Competencies, Process and development, Training and training programs, CHW roles and scope of practice
Evidence Generation: Results from pilots or studies not published in formal literature
Sustainable Financing: General
Workforce Development: General, Training- Content/modes/delivery

While there is a growing interest, little has been documented about the scope of practice, supervision, and human resources standards implemented by states and by employers of CHWs, or how CHWs are financed. Such dimensions of implementing CHW models are important to organizations interested in promoting or implementing interventions that integrate CHWs. This volume offers four case studies of such interventions that illustrate the challenges and opportunities for integrating CHWs into health systems in specific state and local contexts.

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