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Community Health Workers in the Wake of Health Care Reform: Considerations for State and Federal Policymakers



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 Workers in the Wake of Health Care Reform: Considerations for State and Federal Policymakers
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Year 2015
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Extraction Form: CHW Certification
Design Details
Question... Follow Up Answer Follow-up Answer
Study design ... (specify): Other ... A topic brief describing policy considerations regarding CHWs
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Patient population Asthma
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Diabetes (type 2)
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Asthma
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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 care worker
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Community health representative
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Promotores/promotoras de salud
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Community care worker
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Community health representative
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Promotores/promotoras de salud
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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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Standardization
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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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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
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Setting Not specified
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Author affiliation: Foundation
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Foundation
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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 The author provides broad descriptions of states' efforts to formalize credentialing with some commentary regarding the challenges of doing so. Massachusetts is identified as a specific example.
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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 author provides several arguments for both the benefits (e.g. improved professional recognition) and potential negative implications of formal certification (e.g. barriers to joining the work-force).
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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. The author calls for state and local governments to build the evidence base necessary to understand best practices for workforce development (which tacitly includes certification) and recommends improved data collection to understand the impact of CHWs.
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