Authors: California Health Workforce Alliance
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides a policy framework to re-imagine a system of care that emphasizes health and wellness through new models of primary care and population health interventions. These new models offer the potential to deliver care services at a lower cost, to detect and treat disease earlier, to deploy data and technology to improve population health outcomes, and to address social and environmental conditions that impede efforts to improve health. The ACA recognizes community health workers and promotores (CHWs) as integral members of the workforce and acknowledges the key role they play in achieving the goals of health reform.
The California Health Worker Association (CHWA) released a report that identifies factors impeding the engagement of CHWs in primary care and prevention teams and includes eight recommendations for strengthening the models.
Resource Topic: Accreditation/Certification, CHW Role, Community Assessment, Community Health Workers/Volunteers, Data Collection, Employee Engagement, Human Resources Management/Workforce Development, Minority Population, Models, Monitoring and Evaluation, Program Design, Program Management, Scale-up, Standards and evidence-based guidelines, Sustainability, Training, mHealth and Technology
Region: North America (U.S. and Canada)
Country: United States of America