Authors: Andrea L. Hartzler, Leah Tuzzio, Clarissa Hsu, and Edward H. Wagner
CHWs in primary care include those with limited formal medical education who provide primary care services and patient support. Andrea Hartzler and her colleagues surveyed thirty research studies to understand the core functions and roles of CHWs in primary care. Functions of CHWs clustered across three types of roles: Clinical services, community resource connections, and health education and coaching.
Resource Topic: CHW Role