The Council has developed a comprehensive resource guide for Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) programs interested in integrating Community Health Workers (CHWs) into their practice. Linked to improved outcomes, reduced costs, and advanced care delivery, CHWs can play a vital role in care coordination, outreach, and enrollment in HCH.
“Integrating Community Health Workers into Primary Care Practice” shares insights from the Council’s three-year demonstration project funded by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to measure the impact of integrating CHWs into HCH clinical practice. The project demonstrated the significant impact that CHWs can have on the lives of people experiencing homelessness while assessing best practices.
Incorporating current research and feedback from supervisors, CHWs, and others involved in the project, this guide explores the responsibilities of CHWs, as well as successful recruitment, supervision, and integration strategies that may assist HCH projects seeking to employ CHWs.
Our new CHW Resource Guide features a series of podcasts, “CHW Voices,” which illuminate different facets of the recruitment, supervision, support, and responsibilities of Community Health Workers. You can listen to the podcasts within our Resource Guide, or click here to access the series directly.