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Advancing the Community Health Worker Workforce through Law and Policy

June 20, 2019


Community health workers (CHWs) are key members of both health care teams and the public health workforce and, with their close understanding of the communities they serve, are uniquely suited to help address root causes of poor health. As the CHW workforce grows, continuously evolving state laws and policies have the potential to improve public understanding of the CHW role and facilitate sustainable financing for CHWs.

By attending this webinar, you will:

  • Learn about legal approaches for advancing the CHW workforce
    Obtain an overview of the current landscape of evidence-informed CHW laws and policies
  • Find out why it’s critical to meaningfully engage CHWs in the policy-making process
  • Hear about efforts to implement CHW policies and the lessons learned


  • Colleen Healy Boufides, J.D., Senior Staff Attorney, Network for Public Health Law – Mid-States Region


  • Colleen Barbero, Ph.D., Health Scientist, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
  • Siobhan Gilchrist, J.D., M.P.H., Health Policy Analyst, IHRC, Inc.
  • Durrell Fox, CHW and Equity Consultant, John Snow, Inc.
    Carl Rush, Public Health Policy Specialist, Community Resources LLC

You may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request. An email from ASLME regarding CLE credits will be sent to attendees following the webinar.