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Recognizing and Sustaining the Value of Community Health Workers and Promotores

Description
Discusses the ways in which community health workers and promotores (CHW/Ps) contribute to the healthcare system, with a focus on California. Gives examples of the ways in which CHW/Ps in rural areas can alleviate workforce shortages, strengthen patient engagement with the healthcare system, and act as liaisons to social structures, including churches and Native American tribal organizations.
Author(s)
Jim Lloyd, Kathy Moses, Rachel Davis
Date
01/2020
Type
Document
Organization
Center for Health Care Strategies
Tagged as
Access · American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Community health workers · Health workforce supply and demand · Medicaid · Sustainability of programs · California