Community Health Workers National Workforce Study

Organization: 
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Published Date: 
2007

This report describes a comprehensive national study of the community health worker (CHW) workforce. The 27-month research project utilized a survey of verified CHW employers in all 50 States, more in-depth interviews of employers and CHWs in 4 States, conducted a comprehensive review of the literature, and made national and State workforce estimates using databases from the Census and the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. The report provides an overview of the chronology of the CHW workforce, the number of CHWs, who employs CHWs, the skills required of CHWs by employers, and current trends within the growth of the CHW workforce.

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