Short-Term Funding Keeps CHWs in “Silos”

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The short-term, commonly non-renewable nature of project grants limits employers’ interest in investing in CHW training and development and also:

  • Discourages long-term, holistic, patient-centered approaches
  • Undermines development of CHW skills standards
  • Makes CHWs identify with health issues, not their occupation
  • Discourages CHWs from remaining in the field
  • Leads to high turnover