Strengthening the Effectiveness of State-Level Community Health Worker Initiatives Through Ambulatory Care Partnerships
Published Date:2015 Jul-Sep
Source:J Ambul Care Manage. 38(3):254-262.
Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (U.S.)
Community Health Services
Community Health Worker
Community Health Workers
Patient Care Team
State Health Department
Pubmed Central ID:PMC5304911
Funding:CC999999/Intramural CDC HHS/United States
Description:The transformation of the US health care system and the recognition of the effectiveness of community health workers (CHWs) have accelerated national, state, and local efforts to engage CHWs in the support of vulnerable populations. Much can be learned about how to successfully integrate CHWs into health care teams, how to maximize their impact on chronic disease self-management, and how to strengthen their role as emissaries between clinical services and community resources; we share examples of effective strategies. Ambulatory care staff members are key partners in statewide initiatives to build and sustain the CHW workforce and reduce health disparities.
You May Also Like: