AzCHOW developed an infographic with the Arizona Prevention Research Center (AzPRC) to showcase what we know about the roles, scope of work and and impact of Arizona’s community health worker workforce. In 2015, AzCHOW worked with AzPRC and partners to conduct a survey of the state’s CHW workforce. The infographic shows the key findings of the report. Among them are:
DEFINITION AND SCOPE OF WORK
A widely accepted definition of “community health worker.”
10 Core roles for CHWs
CHWs serve in all 15 counties in Arizona, and in 19 American Indian Tribes.
Over 1,000 CHWs employed in Arizona in 2015
Dollar for Dollar Savings: for every health care dollar spent….
Managed health care coordination $2.92 saved
Childhood asthma management $4.01 saved
Diabetes self management, education and care $6.10
Plus, gains in Diabetes management, community knowledge about healthy choices, and prevention under weight new borns.
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