Strategies Needed for Community Health Worker Programs to Solve Healthcare Challenges Website

Seq ID: 423
DocID: PA25
Authors: Penn Medicine News
Year: 2015
State: PA
Website link:
Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: CHW roles and scope of practice
Workforce Development: General

Community health workers (CHW) are expected to be a growing and vital part of healthcare delivery
in the United States as the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented. A slate of steps detailing how CHW programs can maximize their effectiveness and impact on patients and healthcare spending is provided in a new perspective piece in
The New England Journal of Medicine by experts at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine
and New York University. The piece offers guidance for the growing number of organizations who are looking to
community health workers (CHWs) as a strategy for improving health outcomes and reducing costs.

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