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 in Whole Person Care Pilots

Community health workers (CHWs) are vital contributors to high quality and equitable health services, particularly to vulnerable populations.

Leveraging the State Budget to Implement California Future Health Workforce Commission Recommendations

This report describes provisions of California’s state budget for fiscal year 2019-2020 that either directly fund the California Future Health...

Introduction to Special Issue: The Workforce for Seriously Ill Older Adults in the Community

In May 2018, 40 leaders and scholars from universities, delivery organizations, professional associations, advocacy groups, government agencies,...

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, ...