UMMS Affiliation

Commonwealth Medicine, Center for Health Law and Economics

Publication Date

2018-01-29

Document Type

Blog Post

Disciplines

Community Health | Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Health Economics | Health Law and Policy | Health Policy | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research

Abstract

Extensive evidence shows that Community Health Workers (CHWs) can help health systems meet the triple aim: improve population health, improve quality of care and contain costs, while also promoting health equity and community engagement. However, most CHW programs are grant funded, and when the funding ends, the program ends.

Keywords

Community Health Workers, CHW, health systems, preventive healthcare, quality of care, healthcare costs, grants, funding

Rights and Permissions

© 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Commonwealth Medicine Blog

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