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Preparing Community Health Workers for Their Role as Agents of Social Change: Experience of the Community Capacitation Center

Authors: Wiggins, N., Kaan, S., Rios-Campos, T., Gaonkar, R., Rees Morgan, E.

Date: 2013

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: Scope of Practice, Training and Supervision, US- based

An article from the Journal of Community Practice. Discusses the idea that the way CHW are trained influences the roles they play, using the combined training method at the Community Capacitation Center in OR as an example. Maintains that efforts to integrate CHW into health and social service systems may be less effective if they fail to support the role of CHW as agents of social change.

Predictors and a Framework for Fostering Community Advocacy as a Community Health Worker Core Function to Eliminate Health Disparities

Authors: Sabo, S., Ingram, M., Reinschmidt, K.M., Schachter, K., Jacobs, L.

Date: 2013

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: Research and Evaluation Methods, Scope of Practice, US- based

An article from the American Journal of Public Health. Documents the findings of a national survey investigating CHW involvement in community-level advocacy and proposes a data-informed framework to conceptualize, support, and measure that advocacy.

Opportunities for Community Health Workers in the Era of Health Reform

Authors: Bovbjerg, R.B., Eyster, L., Ormond, B.A., Anderson, T., Richardson, E.

Date: 2013

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: Financing, US- based

A report published by The Urban Institute. Assesses the benefits and challenges of expanding CHW employment; catalogs how the ACA and other reform efforts have allowed further opportunities for sustainable employment of CHW; explores CHW implications of workforce issues, insurance enrollment needs, affordability and accessibility of services, and changes in approaches to public health and prevention; and highlights promising CHW opportunities in the public and private sectors.

Integrating Community Health Workers into a Reformed Health Care System

Authors: Bovbjerg, R.R., Eyster, L., Ormond, B.A., Anderson, T., Richardson, E.

Date: 2013

Project: No Project Affiliation

Keywords: Financing, Scope of Practice, Training and Supervision, US- based

A report by The Urban Institute. Highlights the roles CHW play and the services they offer, documents CHW achievements and success, describes the obstacles and challenges to hiring CHW, discusses the increased opportunities for CHW under health care reform, and offers next steps for training and growing the CHW workforce.