Arenas of Public Policy Affecting CHWs

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CHWs talking to an audience at an LA event.

The arenas of public policy affecting CHWs include:

  • Workforce development
  • Occupational definitions and standards
  • Standards for research and evaluation
  • Sustainable funding for CHW positions

For more information, see the following journal article: http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/29/7/1338.abstractExternal.

[SPEAKER]

In this session and the next two, we will look at four arenas of public policy affecting CHWs:

  • Workforce development
  • Occupational definitions and standards
  • Standards for research and evaluation
  • Sustainable funding for CHW positions

This session will begin with a summary of these four arenas and then go into detail about workforce development.

You can find further background information in the article cited at the bottom of the bulleted list.