The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) estimates that the state’s plan to recognize community health worker (CHW) services as a Medicaid benefit will help at least 50,000 residents if it is approved.     The Michigan Medicaid Program is working to develop policy to incorporate CHW services as a fee-for-service benefit to … Read more

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving holiday! This month’s edition of “5 Things We’re Watching” in Arizona health policy features information about the new community health worker certification process, the anticipated positive impacts of a recently passed bill to support the state’s nurse workforce, and an overview of ADHS’s “Talk Heals” campaign to deter … Read more

Medicaid community health workers (CHW) lead to a more positive impact on health care and preventative care, according to a new study by the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI) at the University of Michigan (UM).  The study also showed that these CHW programs may lead to better use of Medicaid funding and lower … Read more