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Strengthening the Nation's Network of Community Health Workers

One of the priority areas within the NPA is strengthening the nation’s network of community health workers (CHWs) as a critical part of the disease prevention and health promotion workforce in order to identify and meet the needs of underserved communities. This priority area seeks to leverage the power of community-centered prevention to improve the health and well-being of underserved and racial and ethnic minority communities across the nation.

The NPA strategy is to support CHWs’ integration into the clinical and preventive care workforce, foster leadership through capacity-building, promote a social determinants of health (SDoH) focus in the development of grassroots-driven solutions, and improve access to comprehensive health and social services.

NPA activities primarily focus on supporting the integration of CHWs into the clinical and preventive care workforce through the Regional Health Equity Councils (RHECs). The New England Health Equity Council and the Great Lakes Regional Health Equity Council currently are engaged in efforts to convene regional and local experts to share information about effective and beneficial care integration and payment models.

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