Within a year of its first meeting, the CHW Advisory Board will develop a report with its recommendations regarding the certification process of community health workers, best practices and reimbursement options. The report will also include proposed curriculums, ensuring that the content, methodology, development and delivery are appropriately based on cultural and geographic needs and reflect relevant responsibilities for CHWs. The report recommendations will provide a foundation for future policy changes, which may include the introduction of state legislative bills.
In order to complete the report, the CHW Advisory Board and different stakeholders created Workgroups that have been meeting regularly and help develop statewide recommendations. The workgroups that have been created are: Core Roles and Competencies, Training and Certification, Financing/Reimbursement, Workforce Development.