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.
Community Health Workers—Evidence of Their Effectiveness
This document summarizes research studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of CHWs across multiple settings and health issues.View the research summary
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.View the overview
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.View the webinar