Issue Brief

Legal Considerations for Community Health Workers and their Employers

Issue BriefWorkforce Expansion

March 1, 2019
by Colleen Healy Boufides

There is growing recognition of the unique role that Community Health Workers (CHWs) can play in addressing social determinants of health. Health departments and community-based organizations are increasingly relying on them to provide a variety of services. This issue brief explores legal issues relating to the regulation and employment of community health workers.

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Health Justice for People Experiencing Homelessness – Confronting the U.S. Public Sanitation and Hygiene Crisis

Issue BriefHealthy and Affordable Housing

June 10, 2018
by James G. Hodge, Jr.

An outbreak of hepatitis A—a viral liver disease associated with insufficient sanitation, hygiene, and clean water—illuminates systemic failures to meet the health needs of people experiencing homelessness (PEH). This Issue Brief examines the connection between inadequate access to public toilets, hand sinks, showers and laundry facilities and the disproportionate impact of the outbreak on PEH.

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