Other Key Principles

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CHWs listening to a speaker at an outdoor event.
The American Public Health Association has identified a few overarching principles as important in advocating for expanded roles for CHWs:

  • Include CHWs in the development of policies that affect them
  • Minimize barriers of language, education level, citizenship status, and life experience
  • Encourage contracting with community-based organizations for CHWs’ services
  • Incorporate the full range of CHW roles into positions

For more information, visit the following link: http://www.apha.org/policies-and-advocacy/public-health-policy-statements/policy-database.