Community Health Workers – Recognizing and Sustaining Their Value

Source: California Health Care Foundation

Community Health Workers – Recognizing and Sustaining Their Value
Community health workers and promotores (CHW/Ps) can play a key role in the health care system by supporting health care organizations’ efforts to care for a broad range of patients. This brief, made possible by the California Health Care Foundation, explores how this workforce is currently contributing to the health care system both in California and around the country. It highlights examples of the value that CHW/Ps provide and how their work is financed, as well as emerging opportunities to scale and sustain that work within California.

Community Health Workers – Recognizing and Sustaining Their Value
Community health workers and promotores (CHW/Ps) can play a key role in the health care system by supporting health care organizations’ efforts to care for a broad range of patients. This brief, made possible by the California Health Care Foundation, explores how this workforce is currently contributing to the health care system both in California and around the country. It highlights examples of the value that CHW/Ps provide and how their work is financed, as well as emerging opportunities to scale and sustain that work within California.

Meeting the Demand of Health: Final Report of the California Future Health Workforce Commission, California Future Health Workforce Commission


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