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The 2018 Ohio Community Health Worker Statewide Assessment: Key Findings



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 The 2018 Ohio Community Health Worker Statewide Assessment: Key Findings
Author Whalen Smith CN, Reed Robinson H, Carter N, Kirkland C
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Year 2018
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Extraction Form: CHW Certification
Design Details
Question... Follow Up Answer Follow-up Answer
Study design ... (specify): Other ... This document is a report from the Ohio Department of Health regarding Community Health Workers' status in the state.
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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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Maternal and child health (preconception to 5 years)
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Age of participants Not specified
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How many CHWs were included in the study: NR (this was not a study)
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Terminology for CHW Community care worker
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Race/ethnicity of CHWs: NR
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Language of CHWs: NR
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Component of certification evaluated: Training
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Core competency curricula
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Supervision
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Mentorship
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Standardization
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Formal recognition
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Knowledge
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Background checks
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Experience
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Recruitment/retention
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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: Ohio
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Setting Not specified
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Author affiliation: ... (specify): State government agency ... Ohio State Board of Health
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Funding source Government
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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 Yes
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If yes for Guiding Question 1, explain. This assessment drew upon a number of data streams to collect information. Surveys showed that 20% of 574 CHWs stated that certification led to increased pay. On page 42, authors mention that CHW training is varied but generally has an emphasis on chronic disease management (no specific diseases were discussed).
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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 The authors draw a clear distinction between training and certification. The history and current administration and requirements of CHW certification are described in the report. Cost of training is mentioned in the context of describing potential barriers for certification.
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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. Authors discuss CHW apprehensions about certification and feature survey results describing CHW sentiments towards certification. They also describe the rationales for developing a certification process in the state to begin with. Authors cite their focus groups and key informants as generally expressing favorable views of certification mentioning that there would be improved status within the health field, cohesion within the profession, and improved employment opportunities. Authors also described concerns regarding barriers posed by the certification process and a need felt by some CHWs to "protect the title" with regards to the role and scope of practice.
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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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If yes for Guiding Question 5, explain.
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