Center for the Community Health Workforce

IPHI is a Regional Center for AdvancingCommunity Health Worker Practice, Research, and Policy

In 2013, the Center for the Community Health Workforce (CCHW) was launched to grow opportunities for peer-based workforce strategies. CCHW is a regional “center for excellence” that fosters multi-sector collaboration to develop and support the community-based health workforce, focusing on community health workers (CHWs).

CCHW priorities:

  • Develop CHW regional standards and scopes of practice;
  • Enhance teaching program for CHW training and continuing education;
  • Support CHW network development across the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia;
  • Consult and provide technical assistance to organizations requesting help in planning, operating, and evaluating CHW programs;
  • Support the effective integration of CHWs into clinical and community-based teams and design policies and programs that facilitate CHWs retention;
  • Research and find innovative CHW models;
  • Serve as a clearinghouse for regional, national, and international CHW best practices; and
  • Support policy development to finance and sustain CHW service models across the region.

To learn more about the work of the Center for the Community Health Workforce, please email us at [email protected].