State Policies and Strategies that Impact Community Health Workers at Health Centers Spotlight on States # 8

Seq ID: 551
DocID: Natl3
Authors: National Association of Community Health Centers
Year: 2015
State: NatDoc
Website link:
Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: CHW roles and scope of practice
Evidence Generation: ROI and bundled payment successes/challenges
Policy: General language around CHW WD
Sustainable Financing: General, CMS and CDC engagement from a national level
Workforce Development: Training- Content/modes/delivery, General

Brief report includes Michigan as an example of the partnership model. The State of Michigan provides an important example of the power of collaboration and education to support CHWs. For the past several years, the Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA) has joined forces with the Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance (MiCHWA) to develop and execute an action plan aimed at promoting and sustaining a CHW workforce in Michigan.

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