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What's New | September 12, 2012

Workforce Development and the Role of Community Health Workers Workforce Development and the Role of Community Health Workers
The composition of the health care workforce continues to evolve to meet the needs of patients within a changing health care environment. Policies and programs designed to leverage the unique skill sets of community members and health workers can play an important role in the development and expansion of the health care workforce.

The featured Innovations describe the development of a new staff position for community members who assist health care teams in primary care settings and after hospital discharge, and a consortium in Minnesota that developed a scope of practice, a statewide curriculum, and a certificate program for community health workers.

The featured QualityTools include a toolkit to help rural communities evaluate opportunities for developing a community health worker program, and an instruction manual for training community health workers.
Featured Innovations:
Featured QualityTools:

 Community Health Workers Toolkit
Developed by Rural Assistance Center

 The Community Health Worker's Sourcebook: A Training Manual for Preventing Heart Disease and Stroke
Developed by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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