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

July 2018
Author: 
American Hospital Association (AHA)

Community health workers (CHW) are community members who work in the community setting and serve as connectors between health care providers and consumers to promote health among groups that have traditionally been underserved. Despite the many positive contributions CHWs bring to delivering high-quality care, they experience significant barriers to becoming integrated members of the clinical care team. View resources, including implementation considerations, case studies and tools and templates to help hospitals and health systems implement successful and sustainable community health worker programs.