189419 Focus on Financing; Financing model to support the position of your Community Health Worker

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 8:30 AM

Anne Willaert, BS, MS, LSW , Healthcare Education Industry Partnership, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Mankato, MN
Gail Hirsch, MEd , Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston, MA
Bette Ciesielski, MS , NMCHWA, Albuquerque, NM
Latrisha Vetaw, CHW , Human Services, Northpoint Health and Wellness Center, Minneapolis, MN
In this presentation participants will learn about a national study that was done to identify five different learning stream funding models to support the position of a CHW. Participants will also learn about the Medicaid reimbursement model in MN.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will learn about and identify models of funding that support CHW positions. 2. Participants will be able to apply different models within their facility. 3. Participants will learn about the approved legislation for Medicaid reimbursment for CHWs in MN.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

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Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.