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Current and emerging models in CHW credentialing: Texas, Ohio, next?

Michael W. Tan, BS, JD and Jacqueline B. Scott, BA, JD. Center for Sustainable Health Outreach, part of the Harrison Institute for Public Law, Georgetown University Law Center, 50 F Street, NW, Suite 8300, Washington, DC 20001, 202-662-4228, tanm@law.georgetown.edu

The idea of certifying or credentialing community health workers (CHWs) has been a topic of heated debate for many years. Two states, Texas and Ohio, have created state-level CHW certification programs. The Center for Sustainable Health Outreach (CSHO) has researched and analyzed the two currently-enacted, state-level CHW credentialing programs, as well as other potential models for CHW programs. This presentation will examine the features of the Texas and Ohio programs as well as other potential models The presenters will also update the progress made in Texas and Ohio. In particular, the analysis includes: (1) which body/organization certifies CHWs, (2) how to include current CHWs, (3) certification procedures, and (4) unique aspects of the certification programs. The presentation will be done by a panel including one representative from CSHO, a CHW from Texas, and a CHW from Ohio.

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Keywords: Community Health Advisor, Career Development

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

[ Recorded presentation ] Recorded presentation

Career Development and Education for Community Health Workers

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA