Community Health Workers: Policy Opportunities for Population Health and Patient-Centered Health Care

Tuesday, October 24th

As states transform their health care systems, many are using community health workers (CHWs) to improve outcomes and access to care, help control costs of care, and address social determinants of health. Creativity and commitment are needed to sustain financing, training, and oversight of these innovative programs. Speakers from Oregon, Texas, and Wisconsin discuss national CHW initiatives and policy opportunities that can be employed to advance the CHW movement.

Moderator: Gail Hirsch, Co-Director, Office of Community Health Workers, Massachusetts Department of Public Health


  • PDF-icon Carl Rush, Project on Community Health Worker Policy & Practice, University of Texas Institute of Health Policy
  • PDF-icon Mohamed Abdiasis, Traditional Health Worker Program Coordinator, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Oregon Health Authority
  • PDF-icon Sherri Ohly, Health Promotion Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Health Services

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