Rethinking local health department (LHD) roles in the safety net under health care reform: The central role of community health workers (CHWs)
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Chronic disease management and prevention
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Describe roles of CHWs in emerging models of care delivery Design innovative relationships between local health departments and safety-net providers involving CHWs Explain logic of potential cost savings resulting from CHW involvement in prevention and care coordination for vulnerable populations
Keyword(s): Access and Services, Chronic Diseases
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I was lead researcher in the study being reported. I have served as consultant or researcher on a number of other policy studies on CHWs, and was a lead author of the 2007 CHW National Workforce Study for HRSA Bureau of Health Professions.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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