Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes – 2018

Year: 2018
State: NatDoc: National Document
Website link:
Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: CHW role scope of practice
Evidence Generation: Documentation of how CHWs can work within care teams, Evidence-based interventions
Policy: National guidance especially in new policy areas
Sustainable Financing: Expand evidence base, National-level guidance
Workforce Development: CDC expand CHW work into SDOH, Chronic Disease, Data sharing between social services and clinical teams, General other (including mention of “employment practices”), National endorsement/stance on CHWs

See pages S9-S10:

Identification or development of community resources to support healthy lifestyles is a core element of the CCM. Health care community linkages are receiving increasing attention from the American Medical Association, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and others as a means of promoting translation of clinical recommendations for lifestyle modification in real-world settings. Community health workers (CHWs), peer supporters, and lay leaders may assist in the delivery of DSMES services, particularly in underserved communities.

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