Lessons Learned in Minnesota

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CHWs presenting at a conference.
Leaders in Minnesota have identified a number of lessons learned, which include:

  • Reach out and inform a wide circle of CHWs and other stakeholders
  • Engage interested health professionals in discussions of CHW scope of practice and training requirements
  • Legislative champions are vital, but one-on-one visits are also necessary with committee leaders
  • Employer testimony is essential
  • Employer and CHW testimony is essential
  • Policies may need to be modified or expanded over time