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Policy Options for Facilitating the Use of Community Health Workers in Health Delivery Systems



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2 This article should be INCLUDED in the technical brief
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Title Policy Options for Facilitating the Use of Community Health Workers in Health Delivery Systems
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Extraction Form: CHW Certification
Design Details
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Study design ... (specify): Other ... CDC Policy Brief on CHWs use in healthcare delivery systems
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Patient population 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 health 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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Standardization
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Knowledge
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Experience
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Scope of practice
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Outcomes measured: Not reported
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State: N/A
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Setting Not specified
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Author affiliation: ... (specify): Federal government agency ...
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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. Authors provide rationale that CHW certification will complement efforts to formalize CHW's professional scope of practice.
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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)? Yes
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If yes for Guiding Question 2, explain. Authors state that health outcomes are likely to improve with certification that assures standardized training.
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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)? No
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If yes for Guiding Question 3, explain
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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 3, authors cite several opposing arguments and concerns over the idea of certification, including the fear it may create a barrier to employment for would-be CHWs.
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Does this apply for Guiding Question 5 (What future research is needed to close existing evidence gaps regarding CHW certification)? Yes
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If yes for Guiding Question 5, explain. Authors recommend additional data collection to augment the evidence base; specifically, they recommend testing individual elements of certification to understand the effects on health outcomes.
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