Integrating community health workers within Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act implementation.

@article{Islam2015IntegratingCH,
  title={Integrating community health workers within Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act implementation.},
  author={Nadia Islam and Smiti Kapadia Nadkarni and Deborah Zahn and Megan Skillman and Simona C Kwon and Chau Trinh-Shevrin},
  journal={Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP},
  year={2015},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={42-50}
}
CONTEXT The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's (PPACA) emphasis on community-based initiatives affords a unique opportunity to disseminate and scale up evidence-based community health worker (CHW) models that integrate CHWs within health care delivery teams and programs. Community health workers have unique access and local knowledge that can inform program development and evaluation, improve service delivery and care coordination, and expand health care access. As a member of the… CONTINUE READING
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