Community Health Workers and the Health Care Delivery System

December 10, 2021


The integration of CHWs into health care delivery teams has been valuable during the COVID-19 pandemic as CHWs are able to provide individualized services to heavily impacted communities. The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is in the process of making CHWs services a Medi-Cal benefit.

In this ITUP Fact Sheet, readers will learn about community health workers, California communities where CHWs are valuable in closing equity gaps, and key policy considerations and decision points.

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