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

Comparative Snapshot of Four Allied Health Occupations in California: Community Health Workers, Medical Assistants, Certified Nurse Assistants and Home Health Aides

Community health workers (CHWs), medical assistants (MAs), certified nurse assistants (CNAs), and home health aides (HHAs) are among California’s...

The Demand for Health Care Workers Post-ACA

Concern abounds about whether the health care workforce is sufficient to meet changing demands spurred by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).