South Carolina Framework for Community Health Worker Practice

Authors: University of South Carolina
Year: 2018
State: SC

Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: Administration - certification boards state health departments etc., CHW input in process, CHW role scope of practice, Competencies, Continuing education, General other, Grandparenting language and processes, Process and development, State input in process, Training and training programs
Sustainable Financing: Expand evidence base, General other, Evidence-based interventions
Workforce Development: General other (including mention of “employment practices”), Outreach campaigns to identify CHWs, Recruiting and convening CHWs stakeholders, Training- Content modes delivery

A taskforce was formed in February, 2018 with the goal of developing an over-arching framework for community health workers (CHW) to be fully adopted in South Carolina (SC).  A group of internal and external stakeholders met three times to determine what components are necessary for CHWs to be recognized as valuable and integrated members of care teams.  Discussions were grounded on key informant interviews with internal and external stakeholders and a document review highlighting national trends and models in other states.  The SC CHW Framework Taskforce reached consensus on the components described, including definitions, scope of practice, development of certification and evaluation metrics.

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