Date of Award

5-2015

Document Type

Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Department

Public Health

First Advisor

Andrew Coburn

Keywords

primary care system, resource and advocacy organizations, Muskie School of Public Service

Abstract

In order to better understand how CHWs are being integrated in state health reform initiatives, including facilitating care coordination, enhancing access to community-based services, and addressing social determinants of health, the author, working in collaboration with the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), developed a nation-wide scan of CHW policy activity, published online as State Community Health Worker Models in February, 2015. The CHW chart gives a comprehensive look at how states are utilizing CHWs as part of quality improvement, health care reform, and expanded models of public health.

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