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Increasing Access to Comprehensive Care

The Crucial Role of the Community Health Worker

Year Developed: 2023

Resource Type: Archived Webinar.

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff Board of Directors C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.) Clinicians Enabling Staff Outreach Staff PCAs

Language(s): English

Developed by: Community Health Center, Inc. (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: Join us as we explore the crucial role of Community Health Workers (CHWs) and peer navigators within the clinical care team, exploring their impact on increasing access to comprehensive care. Explore case studies, reimbursement models, and the vital contributions of CHWs in improving patient outcomes from addressing social determinants of health and basic needs to fostering patient engagement. Participants will leave with knowledge on enhancing patient care strategies through CHWs and contributing to a skilled, inclusive healthcare workforce.

Resource Details: • Mary Blankson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for Community Health Center, Inc. • Marie Yardis, BS, MAT, Access to Care Director for Community Health Center, Inc.

Resource Topic: Workforce

Resource Subtopic: Strategic Planning, Team-Based Care.

Keywords: Access to Care, Appointments, Blacks/African Americans, Community Engagement, Community Health Workers, Education of - Staff (e.g., Competency-Based), Patient Education, Health Care Facilities, Health Insurance, Hiring, Hispanic Americans/Latinos, Latinas, Housing, Integrated Care, Medicaid, Medicare, Non-Clinical Services, Partnerships, Staffing and Onboarding, Team-Based Care.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit