Utilizing the Community Health Workers Document Resource Center

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Since 2020, NACDD’s Cardiovascular Health Team has collaborated with CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and the National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW) to establish and expand the CHW Document Resource Center (DRC). The DRC is the largest curated, searchable online database of documents focused on state policy and workforce development practices for CHWs. The DRC serves as a one-stop location for high-quality, practical resources for CHW leaders at local, state, regional, and national levels, as well as state health departments and their state and local partners.

There are currently over 1,000 documents in the database. The documents are categorized into four major categories:

  • Workforce development
  • Certification
  • Policy
  • Sustainable financing

Document searches can be filtered by date, alphabetically by title, and by state. There are additional filters by topic. A glossary of terms is provided to further refine searches.

The DRC will be expanding to also include documents related to evidence base and employment practices. Users are invited to share documents to be reviewed and added to the growing DRC. You may submit a request here.

To learn more about the DRC and NACHW, visit the DRC site here or learn more information about the 2023 NACHW Unity Conference and Annual Meeting. More information can be found at nachwunity.org.

To access additional CHW resources visit the CDC CHW Resources Gateway.

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