Strengthening the CHW Workforce Through Policy and Certification

Policy initiatives to support the development, utilization, and financing of the community health worker (CHW) workforce.

All three jurisdictions of D.C., Maryland and Virginia have had groups of stakeholders working to define CHW scope of practice, core competencies, and training requirements, and making recommendations related to CHW certification and the financing of preventive health services provided by CHWs.  We have been highly involved in these efforts and are available to provide information or help you get involved.

For additional information, see this Spring 2018 update on Community Health Worker certification.

For more information on these groups and IPHI’s CHW policy work, contact Abby Charles, Sr. Program Manager, at