Community Health Worker/Peer Workforce: Recruiting and Hiring for Social Determinants of Health Screening
Best Practices Guide and Findings from COVID-19 Pandemic
Resource Topic: Promising Practice, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Special and Vulnerable Populations
Resource Subtopic: Population Health, Community, Health, and Housing Partnerships.
Keywords: Community Health Workers, Housing, Residents of Public Housing, Screening.
Year Developed: 2021
Resource Type: Publication
Primary Audience: Clinicians
Secondary Audience: Administrative Staff
C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.)
(See other resources developed by this organization).
In collaboration with
National Health Care for the Homeless Council.
Resource Summary: As our public health community continues to eliminate COVID-19-related disparities and health inequities in general, we can draw upon lessons learned and practices from health centers that have been successful in hiring, training, integrating, and retaining CHWs/Peers, with lived experience, to pave the way for our future work in addressing and eliminating social determinants of health disparities that impact our most vulnerable communities. In this guide, we share best practices around these topics that have been developed through interviews and research, focused on the CHW and Peer role in SDOH screening and addressing related disparities, like impacts of COVID-19.
Resource Details: In this guide, we share best practices in 1) recruiting, hiring, providing professional development, 2) integrating the CHW role, and 3) retaining CHWs and Peers with Lived Experience in an effort to maximize their role in screening for Social Determinants of Health (SDOH).