The Business Case for Community Health Workers: Employers and ACA


 

Purpose:

This conference provided employers with information on how to best utilize Community Health Workers (CHWs) with health reform. CHWs are effective in meeting the “Triple Aim” of the Affordable Care Act: to increase accessibility of healthcare, to reduce costs, and to enhance the quality of care. Topics to be discussed are: Who are CHWs? What roles do CHWs play within provider settings and organizations? How are they trained? How are CHWs currently being engaged in Connecticut? How can CHWs be utilized in the State Innovation Model (SIM)? How are CHWs paid? How can CHWs become a sustainable workforce with new payment models? How do CHWs affect quality and cost with healthcare reform? How are CHWs encouraged in the ACA?


 

Objectives:

As a result of attending this conference, the attendee will be able to:

  • Describe who Community Health Workers are and what they do.
  • Understand how CHWs make an impact on health outcomes.
  • Explain two examples in which CHWs have contributed to costs savings for their employers.
  • Identify two strategies on how to integrate CHWs into the workplace, in the context of health reform.
  • Identify 3 sustainable payment models that can be used for Community Health Workers.

 

Presentations

Below are the presentations that were presented at the Conference.  We are providing you the opportunity to download them in a PDF format for you reference.  If you would like more information on your Lecturers please follow the link to each Biography.

The Business Case for Community Health Workers

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Presented by: Carl Rush and Joanne Calista


The Business Case for Community Health Workers in Connecticut

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Presented by: Carl Rush and Meredith Ferraro


Connecticut’s Successful Use of CHWs


Medication Management Therapy

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Presented by: Marghie Giuliano


CHW Interventions in Latino Population

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Presented by: Grace Damio


Nutritional Outreach for Children

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Presented by: Dr. Michelle Cloutier and Jackie Ortiz-Miller


Navigating to Access Health Care

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Presented by: Darcy Cobbs-Lomax


Future for CHWs in CT Speakers


SIM-CT recommendations for CHWs

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Presented by: Mark Schaefer


CHWs and Medicaid

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Presented by: Kate McEvoy


Population Health

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Presented by: Dr. Mehul Dalal


Successful CHW Models/Payment Examples


Sustainable Payment Models

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Presented by: Rumana Rabbani


Chronic Care Sustainablility Initiative

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Presented by: Dr. Pano Yeracaris


CHWs and the Transitions Clinic

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Presented by: Dr. Emily Wang and Jerry Smat


CHWs CHC’s use of CHWs

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Presented by: Dr. Suzanne Lagarde


Multidisplinary Teams

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Presented by: Mary Scully and Theanvy Kuoch