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Community Health Worker 2016 Evaluation Survey



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Primary Publication Information
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Title Community Health Worker 2016 Evaluation Survey
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Year 2016
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Extraction Form: CHW Certification
Design Details
Question... Follow Up Answer Follow-up Answer
Study design ... (specify): Other ... Survey of CHWs in Texas
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Age of participants Not specified
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How many CHWs were included in the study: 440
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Terminology for CHW Community care worker
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Promotores/promotoras de salud
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Community care worker
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Promotores/promotoras de salud
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Race/ethnicity of CHWs: NR
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Language of CHWs: English and Spanish
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Component of certification evaluated: Training
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Formal recognition
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Experience
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Recruitment/retention
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Reimbursement
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Training
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Formal recognition
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Experience
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Recruitment/retention
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Reimbursement
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Outcomes measured: Not reported
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Evidence of benefit
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Evidence of benefit
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Evidence of benefit
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State: Texas
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Setting Not specified
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Author affiliation: ... (specify): State government agency ... Texas Department of State Health Services
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Funding source Government
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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. The majority of CHWs who responded to the survey agreed that certification had improved their job opportunities and more than a third stated that it improved their salaries.
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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. Qualitative data from the survey suggested that respondents felt certification improved their recognition among community members (page 15).
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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. Respondents who would NOT renew their certification again stated cost as a reason. Those 2% of respondents did not feel that certification would provide employment opportunities or promotions within their hiring organization. The vast majority of respondents considered certification to be of value with a variable number of respondents identifying certain benefits associated with 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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