Health Reform Expands Opportunities for Community Health Workers


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The enduring growth in health care spending and demand for affordable care is forging new opportunities for workers who can help expand cost-effective care.

The Urban Institute paper suggests that Community health workers (CHWs) can be productive contributors to accomplishing the "triple aim" - better care, better health, and lower costs.


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Federal Programs Related to - Health Care Reform

Programs concerned with innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services. Health Care Planning; Health Planning; Health Policy

Federal Programs Related to - Health Care Issues

Programs that deal with the overall organization of the health care system including all aspects of the quality, costs, accessibility and
appraisal of health care and health care delivery.

Access of Health Care; Accessibility of Health Services; Availability of Health Services; Health Services Accessibility; Managed Care Programs;
Telemedicine


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