State Law Fact Sheet: A Summary of State Community Health Worker Laws

Seq ID: 569
DocID: Natl21
Authors: DHHS, CDC
Year: 2012
State: NatDoc
Website link:
Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: CHW roles and scope of practice
Evidence Generation: Documentation of how CHWs can work within care teams
Policy: General language around CHW WD

To understand how states are using law as a tool to develop sustainable CHW programs, this fact sheet summarizes the extent to which states have enacted laws addressing CHW infrastructure, professional identity, workforce development, and financing.

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