New action guide on Community Health Workers

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ICER has published an action guide, Community Health Workers: Applying the Evidence to Policy and Practice, to effectively incorporating Community Health Workers into the health system for the CHW workforce, insurers, and providers and organizations that employ CHWs. The guide, based on CPAC’s CHW effectiveness report, gives evidence-based action steps tailored to the needs of stakeholders to apply the best available evidence to policy and practice. ICER, the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review, provides independent evaluation of the clinical effectiveness and comparative value of new and emerging technologies.
 CEPAC, a project of ICER, is a New England stakeholder council that advises policymakers using comparative effectiveness research to improve the quality and value of health care in our region. CEPAC’s next meeting, December in Boston, will focus on supplemental screening in women with dense breast tissue.