The Evolution, Expansion, and Effectiveness of Community Health Workers

Seq ID: 565
DocID: Natl18
Authors: Bovbjerg R, Eyster L, Ormond B, Anderson T, Richardson E
Year: 2013
State: NatDoc
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Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: CHW roles and scope of practice, Training and training programs, Outcomes of certification, Process and development
Evidence Generation: Evidence-based interventions, General
Sustainable Financing: General
Workforce Development: Training- Content/modes/delivery

This paper describes the current state of knowledge about how and where CHWs can contribute effectively, where barriers inhibit efficient deployment of CHWs, and what business models could support change. Observations come from literature reviews, key stakeholder interviews, case studies of CHW initiatives, and a convening of practitioners, employers, advocates, policymakers, and other experts. This paper looks back at the development of CHWs in the United States and their roles and accomplishments to date.

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