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Field-Based Outreach Workers Facilitate Access to Health Care and Social Services for Underserved Individuals in Rural Areas

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1: Health access workers appear to be CHWs
Congratulations on a wonderful innovation that should be replicated. My comment is that these workers appear to meet the federal definition of "community health workers" (SOC 21-1094). It would be helpful to acknowledge this so we can progress further in recognition of this occupation with standardized qualifications, and creation of a viable job market for the benefit of other employers as well as the workers themselves. Indiana already has an occupation called CHW for its prenatal care coordination program; standards for these CHWs could be generalized to include other workers.
Carl H. Rush, MRP, Wednesday, August 17, 2011 11:36 am| Research or consulting organization; Consultant
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Original publication: January 14, 2009.
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Last updated: April 23, 2014.
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Date verified by innovator: January 27, 2014.
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