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The State of the Community Health Worker Field in Minnesota



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2 This article should be INCLUDED in the technical brief
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Primary Publication Information
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Title The State of the Community Health Worker Field in Minnesota
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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 ... Organizational report on CHW status in MN in 2018
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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
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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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State: Minnesota
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Setting Not specified
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Author affiliation: Foundation
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Funding source Foundation
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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. The authors describe how CHWs must be certified in order for MN state Medicaid to pay for services.
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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 are numerous details and descriptions of MN's certification process. There is also a description of other states' efforts to certify CHWs as a comparison.
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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 point out the value of formalizing the workforce: "organize and strengthen Minnesota’s existing field-building components as well as address important gaps".
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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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