Louisiana Community Health Worker Workforce Study

In 2019, the Louisiana Legislature created the Louisiana Community Health Worker Workforce Study Committee (Committee) to provide the Louisiana Department of Health with recommendations on how best to support and expand this workforce.

The Committee examined major CHW policy issues, including options for training CHWs and financing their positions. In addition to reviewing best practices and examining peer-reviewed literature, the Committee collected data about Louisiana CHW and employer perspectives on workforce development issues through a survey and in-depth interviews. Sixty-five CHWs and 37 employers participated in the survey. Additionally, 21 CHWs and 15 employers completed an interview. Below is a link to the full report.

The Louisiana Community Health Worker Workforce Study Committee Report - Updated May 2020

Learn more about the Louisiana Community Health Worker Institute.