Description: This half-day meeting focused on the importance of CHWs in the prevention and management of chronic diseases in Illinois. Sessions included the roles and goals for CHWs nationally and statewide; a history of the IL Community Health Worker Advisory Board; and a review of recommendations from the 2016 IL CHW Advisory Board Report, Community Health Workers in Illinois-A Value Driven Solution for Population Health.
Objectives: At the end of the meeting, the participant were be able to:
- Understand the current and future goals toward implementing and integrating CHWs in Illinois.
- Identify and discuss gaps and areas for development in the 2016 CHW Advisory Board Report, Community Health Workers in Illinois-A Value Driven Solution for Population Health.
- Inform frequency, location and topic areas that need to be addressed during future IL CHW workgroup and advisory meetings.