American Journal of Public Health

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October 1, 2012

Read an abstract of an American Journal of Public Health article that evaluates efforts in New York to build a consensus between community health workers (CHWs) and employers on CHWs’ scope of practice, training standards, and certification procedures.

The authors found that CHWs and employers were in consensus on CHWs’ scope of practice on virtually all of the detailed core competency skills. The CHW scope of practice recommendations of these groups can help other states refine their scope of practice elements.