Recommendations for developing and sustaining community health workers.

Seq ID: 557
DocID: Natl10
Authors: Alvillar M, Quinlan J, Rush CH, Dudley DJ
Year: 2016
State: NatDoc
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Publicly Available: Yes
Evidence Generation: Documentation of how CHWs can work within care teams, General
Sustainable Financing: How to engage and work with Medicaid
Workforce Development: General

Summary: This report provides recommendations for the development and sustenance of community health workers. These recommendations are a result of the San Antonio Community Health Worker Summit held January 2010. Recommendations include defining the workforce, training standards, evaluating financial benefit, strategizing Medicaid reimbursement, and creating support networks. Key words: Policy, patient navigator, community health worker, promotora, community health educator, lay health worker, workforce development.

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