Community Health Workers: Part of the Solution

Authors Rosenthal, E.L. , Brownstein, J.N. , Rush, C.H. , Hirsch, G.R. , Willaert, A.M

Date 2010

Keywords Financing, Scope of Practice, US- based

An article from the peer-reviewed journal, Health Affairs. Follows how Massachusetts and Minnesota have initiated comprehensive policies to foster increased use of CHW and (in MN) to make their services reimbursable under Medicaid. Recommendations include further development of the CHW workforce, crafting of appropriate CHW regulations and credentials, and finding ways to reimburse CHW services.