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Community Health Worker (CHW) Toolkit: A Guide for Employers



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2 This article should be INCLUDED in the technical brief
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Title Community Health Worker (CHW) Toolkit: A Guide for Employers
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Year 2016
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Extraction Form: CHW Certification
Design Details
Question... Follow Up Answer Follow-up Answer
How many CHWs were included in the study: NR (721 CHWs certified by the time of the report)
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Terminology for CHW Community health worker
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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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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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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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Evidence of benefit
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State: Minnesota
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Setting Not specified
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Author affiliation: ... (specify): State government agency ... Minnesota Dept. 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. Authors describe that CHWs are eligible for MN state Medicaid support once they are certified. Authors also suggest that employers will preferentially select certified CHWs.
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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 document provides a detailed description of the MN model; at the time of writing, the only state to use a state-approved competency pathway as part of a "3-legged stool" for CHW training (certification on competencies, on-the-job training, and continuing education).
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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. The document lists multiple anticipated benefits of certification.
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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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