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Community Health Worker Ceritification and Financing



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 Community Health Worker Ceritification and Financing
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Year 2016
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Extraction Form: CHW Certification
Design Details
Question... Follow Up Answer Follow-up Answer
Study design ... (specify): Other ... This document is an "Issue Brief"; a set of policy considerations as states consider financing and certifying CHWs.
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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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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
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Terminology for CHW Community care worker
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Community care worker
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Race/ethnicity of CHWs: Not specified and N/A
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Language of CHWs: Not specified and 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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Formal recognition
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Knowledge
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Experience
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Reimbursement
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Payment mechanisms
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Scope of practice
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Training
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Core competency curricula
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Standardization
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Formal recognition
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Knowledge
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Experience
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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: N/A (applicable to all states)
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Setting Not specified
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Author affiliation: Not reported
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Funding source Private/industry
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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 Pages 5-6 describe the current state of certification broadly across the U.S. Massachusetts is the only specific example mentioned, but individual states' efforts are not otherwise described.
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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. On page 8, there is a detailed table of "anticipated benefits" and "assumed negative impact" that describe the implications of certification from the standpoint of CHWs and employers/payers.
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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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