The 2018 Ohio Community Health Worker Statewide Assessment: Key Findings

Authors: Cara N Whalen Smith, Heather Reed Robinson, Nita Carter, Chelsey Kirkland
Year: 2018
State: OH
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Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: All, Administration - certification boards state health departments etc., CHW input in process, CHW role scope of practice, Competencies, Continuing education, Funding of certification, General other, Grandparenting language and processes, Legislative language bills etc., Lessons learned from other states, Process and development, Role of state government, Specialty tracks and supervisor training, State input in process, Training and training programs
Evidence Generation: Documentation of how CHWs can work within care teams, Evidence-based interventions, Surveys and assessment tools to define and develop workforce
Policy: General language around CHW WD, Legislative language, Lessons learned from other states
Sustainable Financing: Expand evidence base, How to engage and work with Medicaid, Billing/CPT codes, Education to HC orgs on payment options bundled etc., Reimbursement TA for FQHCs Medicaid etc., Documentation of how CHWs can work within care teams
Workforce Development: CHW training programs (not cert.), Contacts for people in other states, Data sharing between social services and clinical teams, General other (including mention of “employment practices”), Outreach campaigns to identify CHWs, Outreach education and TA to employers on CHW generally, Recruiting and convening CHWs stakeholders, Training- Content modes delivery, Training- Continuing education

In order to gain a more accurate picture of the Community Health Worker (CHW) landscape in Ohio, this statewide CHW capacity assessment sought to identify how CHWs are currently being trained, certified, employed, reimbursed, and utilized in Ohio.

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