How States Can Use Medicaid Managed Care Contracts to Support Community Health Workers
Meaningful progress to address inequities requires adequate support for a diverse, community-facing workforce — such as patient navigators or community health workers. Many organizations rely on these front-line leaders, but securing sustainable funding requires remains a common challenge.
This issues brief from FamiliesUSA details several ways organizations can use Medicaid managed care dollars to support community health workers and similar roles. Understanding the funding streams that are applicable to your program — and how to access them — is critical to sustaining programs that tackle disparities and improve community health.