From 2006 to 2009, staff members at the Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, worked to raise the profile and influence of community health workers in the health care system and among policy-makers.
Community health workers, who work either in a paid or volunteer capacity, help members of their communities navigate the health care system. They typically focus on underserved populations, such as low-income children and adults, and people of color. They have not had much power or influence in the health care system, and remain its least trained and most poorly paid workers, according to Robert Stumberg, JD, at Georgetown University Law Center.
Key Results: During this grant, project staff: