What Is Behind the Drive for Credentialing?

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A CHW speaking to some elderly people sitting on a sofa.
So what is behind the drive for credentialing?

  • Need to be recognized as providers for funding sources such as Medicaid
  • Desire for credibility and respect from other professions
  • Defense against community members who challenge CHW qualifications
  • Need for baseline, transferable qualifications to create functioning job market
  • Concerns over quality of care and liability