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In Focus: Integrating Community Health Workers into Care Teams



Key Questions Addressed
2 This article should be INCLUDED in the technical brief
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Primary Publication Information
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Title In Focus: Integrating Community Health Workers into Care Teams
Author Klein S, Hostetter M
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Year 2015
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Secondary Publication Information
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Extraction Form: CHW Certification
Design Details
Question... Follow Up Answer Follow-up Answer
Study design ... (specify): Other ... This report broadly describes how some healthcare systems have successfully integrated CHWs into care teams.
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Patient population Asthma
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Cardiovascular disease (heart failure, hypertension, or atherosclerosis)
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Diabetes (type 2)
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Age of participants Not specified
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How many CHWs were included in the study: NR
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Terminology for CHW Community care worker
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Community health navigator
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Community health representative
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Outreach educator
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Peer health workers/promoters
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Promotores/promotoras de salud
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Race/ethnicity of CHWs: NR (N/A)
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Language of CHWs: NR (N/A)
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Component of certification evaluated: Training
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Core competency curricula
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Standardization
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Knowledge
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Reimbursement
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Payment mechanisms
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Scope of practice
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Outcomes measured: Not reported
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State: NR (N/A)
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Setting Not specified
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Author affiliation: Foundation
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Funding source Private/industry
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Does this apply to Guiding Question 1 (effect of CHW certification on CHW retention, recruitment, scope of practice, reimbursement, or employer liability No
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If yes for Guiding Question 1, explain.
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Does this apply to Guiding Question 2 (effect of CHW certification on quality or consistency of care, health outcomes, or patient/family acceptance, trust, and use of CHWs)? No
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If yes for Guiding Question 2, explain.
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Does this apply to Guiding Question 3 (What is the context of CHW certification requirements and their implementation in the United States)? Yes
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If yes for Guiding Question 3, explain There is a brief mention of Ohio's model of CHW certification overseen by the state board of nursing.
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Does this apply to Guiding Question 4 (potential positive and negative implications of requiring CHW certification)? Yes
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If yes for Guiding Question 4, explain. There is brief mention of how CHW certification processes must not "constrain" CHW's freedoms; Ohio's certification process is mentioned as a potential example of that concerning outcome.
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Does this apply for Guiding Question 5 (What future research is needed to close existing evidence gaps regarding CHW certification)? No
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