Report of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Community Health Worker Advisory Council

Seq ID: 192
DocID: MA26
Authors: Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Year: 2009
State: MA
Website link:
Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: CHW roles and scope of practice
Evidence Generation: Results from pilots or studies not published in formal literature, Documentation of how CHWs can work within care teams, Surveys and assessment tools to define and develop workforce, Evidence-based interventions
Policy: General language around CHW WD, Lessons learned from other states
Workforce Development: General

This report includes 34 recommendations organized under four major categories – professional identity, workforce development, financing, and infrastructure development. It elaborates on CHW funding, the critical role of CHWs, training and certification, challenges, the current Massachusetts CHW workforce, and recommendations for a sustainable CHW program in Massachusetts.

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