Community Health Workers

 A female community health worker smiling with a young male patient.

Healthforce Center researchers are examining the emerging role of community health workers in health care and the implications for providing high-quality care to diverse patient populations. 

Publications

Supporting the Integration of Community Health Workers into Health Care Teams in California

Community health workers (CHWs) and promotores de salud are playing an increasingly important role in the delivery of high quality and equitable...

New Roles for Medical Assistants in Innovative Primary Care Practices

This publication, which is part of a special issue for the journal Health Services Research on the evolving US health care workforce, ...

Utilization of Community Health Workers in Emerging Care Coordination Models in California

Community health workers (CHWs) and promotores de salud are playing an increasingly important role in community-based and clinical care settings...

Few Hospital Palliative Care Programs Meet National Staffing Recommendations

This study, which was published in Health Affairs, was the first major data analysis of hospital palliative care programs’ workforce.

Improving collection and use of interprofessional health workforce data: Progress and peril

In 2011, the Institute of Medicine released a report calling for the creation of infrastructure to collect and analyze inter professional health...