Report and Recommendations for Implementing Training and Education for Community Health Workers
Website link: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/Pubs/349-037-CommunityHealthWorkersReport.pdf
Publicly Available: Yes
Billing and Reimbursement:
Certification: CHW role scope of practice, Competencies
Workforce Development: CHW training programs (not cert.), General other (including mention of “employment practices”), Outreach education and TA to employers on CHW generally, Training- Content modes delivery, Training- Continuing education
In 2018, the state Legislature designated funding for the Washington State Department of Health to implement the 2015-2016 CHW Task Force community health worker training and education recommendations and requested a report detailing those efforts by June 30, 2019. The recommendations in this report build on the previous task force’s work to move toward standards for quality community health worker training programs in the state. Building on the previous task force recommendations ensured that the work of the task force was not duplicative and recognized the work and expertise of the 2015-2016 CHW Task Force.