Advancing CHW Engagement in COVID-19 Response Strategies: A Playbook for Local Health Department Strategies in the United States [open pdf - 0B]
From the Executive Summary: "The COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] Pandemic has highlighted the persistent inequities in healthcare access, quality and cost throughout American society. Local Health Departments (LHDs) must advance health equity in all facets of their response and rebuilt efforts. Community Health Workers (CHWs), as trusted members of the community and experts in community health, are critical for this advancement. CHWs should be engaged as necessary partners throughout several key activities of the local COVID-19 response strategy, including but not limited to contact tracing and healthcare coordination, community-based testing, vaccine readiness education, and the navigation of social resources. The following playbook serves to facilitate both the conceptualization and operationalization of CHW engagement. It is intended to be used by LHD decision-makers who may wish to begin or deepen engagement with CHWs in their local COVID-19 response strategy but do not have a clear vision for what that engagement should look like or how to achieve it."
National Community-Based Workforce Alliance
National Association of Community Health Workers: https://nachw.org/