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Support for Community Health Worker Leadership in Determining Workforce Standards for Training and Credentialing



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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 Support for Community Health Worker Leadership in Determining Workforce Standards for Training and Credentialing
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Year 2014
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Extraction Form: CHW Certification
Design Details
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How many CHWs were included in the study:
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Terminology for CHW Community care worker
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Community health representative
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Outreach worker
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Peer health workers/promoters
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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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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
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Setting Not specified
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Author affiliation: Foundation
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Funding source 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 broadly describes the current status of CHW certification nationally and provides several specific state examples. The author also describes the context of the issue with respect to current evidence supporting certification and "opposing arguments." A major emphasis of either perspective is the importance of CHW leadership and participation in the development of any regulatory or credentialing process that affects their profession.
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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 lists several concerns regarding formalized certification that includes creating barriers for new CHWs to join the workforce and lack of participation in the development and administration of certification processes.
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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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