Building A Community Health Worker Program: The Key to Better Care, Better Outcomes, & Lower Costs

As a part of the community health worker initiative, the AHA and the NUL hosted the Community Health Worker Consortium in Chicago, IL. Representatives from hospital and health system organizations, federal and state agencies, academic institutions and community-based organizations attended the consortium. The session focused on three main topics: 1) defining of community health workers, 2) credentialing of community health workers, and 3) funding sources and strategies for sustainability. Post the consortium, the AHA and the NUL, along with Community Health Works formed a strategic advisory group that worked together to apply findings from the consortium to the Building A Community Health Worker Program: The Key to Better Care, Better Outcomes, & Lower Costs toolkit. This resource is intended to help administrative and clinical leaders to implement successful and sustainable community health worker programs.

Executive Summary

Toolkit

Related Resources

Webinar Recordings
Though health care professionals at hospitals work tirelessly to help patients get and stay healthy, some patients struggle with real-life challenges, such as…
Toolkits/Methodology
Community Health Assessment Toolkit Community Engagement Purpose Community engagement is the process by which individuals from the community,…
Toolkits/Methodology
Community Health Assessment Toolkit Step 1: Reflect and strategize Purpose Community health improvement is an ongoing process. Before beginning a new…
Toolkits/Methodology
Community Health Assessment Toolkit Step 3: Define the Community Purpose Specifying the geographic focus and population…