Community Health Workers Sustainability

Community Health Worker Forum: Engaging Community Health Workers in the Development of a Statewide Infrastructure for Sustainability
The Community Health Worker (CHW) Forum was led by the Division of Diabetes Translation to gather CHWs, CHW allies, and state health department representatives to explore issues related to developing a statewide infrastructure to promote long-term sustainability and financing of CHWs.

Engaging Community Health Workers in Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs [PDF – 948KB]
This document provides an overview of a technical assistance tool developed by CDC staff to explain key drivers associated with engaging community health workers (CHWs) in Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) programs. It also highlights examples from three states that have done significant work in supporting the CHW workforce, including training, certification, and reimbursement initiatives. Finally, the document provides an illustrative example of one state’s work on each of the key drivers associated with engaging CHWs in DSME.