Title

Insights On COVID-19 From Community Health Worker State Leaders

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2020

School

Health Professions

Abstract

© 2020 Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. All rights reserved. Community health workers (CHWs) leverage their trusting relationships with underresourced populations to promote health equity and social justice in their communities. Little is known about CHWs roles in addressing COVID-19 or how the pandemic may have affected CHWs' ability to interact with and support communities experiencing disparities. A focus group with CHW leaders from 7 states revealed 8 major themes: CHW identity, CHW resiliency, self-care, unintended positives outcomes of COVID-19, technology, resources, stressors, and consequences of COVID-19. Understanding the pandemic's impact on CHWs has implications for workforce development, training, and health policies.

Publication Title

Journal of Ambulatory Care Management

Volume

43

Issue

4

First Page

268

Last Page

277

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