Community Health Workers in New Jersey: The Question of Certification – An Issue Brief
Community Health Workers are trusted liaisons devoted to community-based problem solving, health education and bridge-building to needed resources and services, especially in underserved neighborhoods. Through outreach, community education, informal counseling and advocacy, they facilitate residents’ access to services and increase health knowledge.
An Issue Brief by the Seton Hall Law School Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy explores the current status of Community Health Workers in New Jersey through a regulatory lens. With appreciation of Community Health Workers’ roles in the health care system, this analysis provides recommendations and suggestions for advancing the consideration of state-level regulatory and credentialing options for Community Health Workers in New Jersey.