2007 – Community Health Workers and Case Managers: The Dynamic Duo for Population Health Management
Community Health Workers are beginning to infiltrate the healthcare environment. Exactly what is a Community Health Worker? Are they a “replacement for Case Managers and Social Workers? Do they bring real value to the healthcare environment? This session will address these questions and others as we examine how Community Health Workers and Case Managers can become the Dynamic Duo for Population Health Management.
This session is designed to be entertaining as well as educational using a theatrical monologue to introduce the audience to three case scenarios. Participants will select the case scenario to resolve in a “game of clues.” This session challenges the audience to envision how Community Health Workers and Case Managers can work together as part of a new strategy to address social determinants of health.
1. Define what a community health worker is, the skills they have and the training they bring to the healthcare environment
2. Describe the benefits of addressing social determinants of health as part of a population health management strategy
3. Summarize a population health management strategy that includes community health workers and case managers working together in the clinical setting.