ASTHO supports community health workers and champions the valuable role they play in public health. ASTHO provides state and territorial health agencies with resources on how to integrate CHWs in their public health practice, as well as build an infrastructure for CHW workforce development, such as exploring financing options and certification.

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Community Health Workers—Evidence of Their Effectiveness

This document summarizes research studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of CHWs across multiple settings and health issues.

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Overview of Financing Strategies to Support CHWs

An overview of different financing mechanisms to support CHW workforce, such as through Medicaid state plan amendments, 1115 demonstration waivers, managed care contracts, alternative payment models, and grant and provider funding.

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Promoting CHW Leadership

This expert-led webinar highlights the role of CHW leadership in workforce development. The featured state examples highlight engagement of CHWs with state health agencies on certification and financing.

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Latest CHW Resources

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Hiring Practices That Support State Integration of Community Health Workers

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A Grassroots Leader’s Vision for the Future Community Health Workforce

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Sharing Island Stories on Health Equity: Setting the Stage for Equity in the Island Areas

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State Approaches to Community Health Worker Certification

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Communicating Public Health Guidance to Cases and Contacts: Recommendations for COVID-19 Case Investigators and Contact Tracers

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Tailoring Messages for Cross-Cultural Communication: Recommendations for COVID-19 Case Investigators and Contact Tracers

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Public Health’s Use of Digital Tools During COVID-19

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States Continue Efforts to Build and Strengthen Community Health Workforce

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