Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

Processes for Implementing Community Health Worker Workforce Development Initiatives

Barbero, C., Mason, T., Rush, C., Sugarman, M., Bhuiya, A. R., Fulmer, E. B., Feldstein, J., Cottoms, N., Wennerstrom, A.

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Outside U.S.

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The objective of this observational, cross-sectional study was to identify, document, and assess the progress made to date in implementing various processes involved in statewide community health worker (CHW) workforce development initiatives. A conceptual model of processes involved in implementing statewide CHW initiatives was developed and applied. Twelve statewide CHW workforce development processes were identified and an average of 8 processes were implemented per state. The results of the study showed that stakeholders have advanced statewide CHW workforce development training initiatives using the processes reflected in the conceptual model, and these results could help to inform future CHW initiative design, measurement, monitoring, and evaluation efforts, especially at state level.

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