Support of CHWs Under Federal Health Care Reform (Cont.)

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A woman holding her son.
Support of CHWs under Federal health care reform includes:

  • Area Health Education Centers (§5403)—CHWs added to mandate for interdisciplinary training
  • Hospital Readmission Reduction (§3025)—high potential for CHW role
  • Patient-Centered Medical Homes (§3502)—CHWs as part of “community health teams”
  • Patient Navigator Program (§3509)—HRSA heavily favors employing CHWs
  • Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs (§2951)—grants to states