publication . Article . 2021

Workforce Readiness Training: A Comprehensive Training Model That Equips Community Health Workers to Work at the Top of Their Practice and Profession

Lily K. Lee; Lily K. Lee; Elizabeth Ruano; Pamela Fernández; Silvia Ortega; Carlos Lucas; Maud Joachim-Célestin; Maud Joachim-Célestin; Maud Joachim-Célestin;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2021 Journal: Frontiers in Public Health, volume 9 (issn: 2296-2565, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Abstract
Background: Recent reports have recognized that only 20 percent of health outcomes are attributed to clinical care. Environmental conditions, behaviors, and social determinants of health account for 80 percent of overall health outcomes. With shortages of clinical providers stressing an already burdened healthcare system, Community Health Workers (CHWs) can bridge healthcare gaps by addressing these nonmedical factors influencing health. This paper details how a comprehensive training model equips CHWs for workforce readiness so they can perform at the top of their practice and profession and deliver well-coordinated client/patient-centered care.Methods: Literat...
Subjects
free text keywords: training, competency, skills, workforce readiness, capacity building, organizational readiness, Public aspects of medicine, RA1-1270
Communities
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