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Web resources and literature on CHWs:

American Public Health Association - 2009 Policy Statement on CHWs: http://bit.ly/1z4P9o9  -  2014 Policy Statement on CHW self-determination: http://bit.ly/1djfcUm

CDC e-learning series “Promoting Policy and Systems Change to Expand Employment of CHWs:”     http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/pubs/chw_elearning.htm

CHW Legislation Tracking page, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (current): http://www.astho.org/state-legislative-tracking/ and click on “Licensure & Certification – All States”

AMA House of Delegates: Report of Council on Medical Service, “Incorporating Community Health Workers into the US Health Care System” Nov. 2015 (p. 146):   https://download.ama-assn.org/resources/doc/hod/x-pub/i15-cms-reports.pdf

Pittman M.  “Bringing Community Health Workers into the Mainstream of U.S. Health Care.” National Academy of Medicine, Feb 2015.  https://nam.edu/perspectives-2015-bringing-community-health-workers-into-the-mainstream-of-u-s-health-care-2/

National Community Health Advisor Study (Univ. of Arizona, 1998): http://crh.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/pdf/publications/CAHsummaryALL.pdf

CHW National Workforce Study for HRSA/BHPr released May 2007 http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/healthworkforce/reports/chwstudy2007.pdf

Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health CHW Report to the Legislature “CHWs: Improving HealthCare and Public Health” presented January 2010: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/com-health/com-health-workers/legislature-report.pdf

New York State CHW Initiative report: “Paving a Path to Advance The CHW Workforce In NY State” - http://secureshopper.bisglobal.net/_templates/80/chw_initiative2011report.pdf

USDHHS, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.  “Community Health Workers: Roles And Opportunities In Health Care Delivery System Reform” - https://aspe.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/168956/CHWPolicy.pdf

CDC “Policy Evidence Assessment Report: CHW Policy Components” (2014):  https://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/pubs/docs/chw_evidence_assessment_report.pdf

National Academy for State Health Policy.  “Community Health Workers in the Wake of Health Care Reform: Considerations for State and Federal Policymakers.”  Nov. 2015.  http://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/CHW1.pdf

Rosenthal EL, Brownstein JN, Rush CH et al. “CHWs: Part of the Solution.”  Health Affairs, July 2010.  http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/abstract/29/7/1338

National Association of Community Health Centers.  State Policies and Strategies that Impact Community Health Workers at Health Centers (Spotlight on States #8). Aug 2015: http://nachc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Spotlight-8_CHW-State-Policies-FINAL.pdf

Proceedings of CHW research agenda conference published October 2007 http://www.chrllc.net/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/chwdraftresearchagenda.pdf

“Advancing Community Health Worker Practice and Utilization: The Focus on Financing” - National Fund for Medical Education, 2006: http://bit.ly/2bpUYcb

Community Health Worker National Education Collaborative (funded by U. S. Department of Education thru the University of Arizona): http://www.chw-nec.org

2008 briefing papers on CHWs from the National Conference of State Legislatures: http://bit.ly/994emf  (2-page) and http://bit.ly/an2mfQ (12-page)

CDC Policy Toolkit  on CHWs: http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/pubs/chw-toolkit.htm

National CHW provider classification for billing:  look under “Other Service Providers” (scroll halfway down the list)for code “172V00000X” at:

http://www.nucc.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=126

AHRQ 2010 Community HUB Model Manual “Connecting Those at Risk to Care” - http://bit.ly/kMKdS8

Systematic reviews of CHW literature:

  Lewin SA, Babigumira SM, Bosch-Capblanch X, Aja G, van Wyk B, Glenton C, Scheel I, Zwarenstein M, Daniels K. Lay health workers in primary and community health care: A systematic review of trials.  Cochrane Reviews Nov 2006.

Swider SM. Outcome Effectiveness of Community Health Workers: An Integrative Literature Review. Pub Health Nurs Jan-Feb 2002 19 (1):11-20

Viswanathan M, Kraschnewski J, Nishikawa B, Morgan LC, Thieda P, Honeycutt A, et al. Outcomes of community health worker interventions. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2009. Report No.: 09-E014.

Brownstein JN, Bone LR, Dennison CR, Hill MN, Kim MT, Levine DM. Community Health Workers as Interventionists in the Prevention and Control of Heart Disease and Stroke. Am J Prev Med 2005;29(5S1):128–133.

The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review. New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council Public Meeting – June 28, 2013. Community Health Workers: A Review of Program Evolution, Evidence on Effectiveness and Value, and Status of Workforce Development in New England - Final Report – July 2013.  http://cepac.icer-review.org/adaptations/community-health-workers/

 

Florida CHW Certification Program: http://flcertificationboard.org/certifications/certified-community-health-worker-cchw/

New Mexico CHW Certification Program: https://nmhealth.org/about/phd/hsb/ochw/

Texas CHW Certification Program: http://www.dshs.texas.gov/mch/chw/Community-Health-Workers_Program.aspx

Ohio CHW Certification Program: http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/4723-26

Oregon House Bill 3407 (2013): https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2013R1/Measures/Overview/HB3407

New Mexico Senate Bill 58 (2014): http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/14%20Regular/final/SB0058.pdf

Maryland Senate Bill 592 (2014):  https://legiscan.com/MD/text/SB592/2014

Illinois House Bill 5412 (2014): http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=5412&GAID=12&DocTypeID=HB&LegId=80282&SessionID=85&GA=98

UPDATED 8/15/16