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New England Asthma Innovations Collaborative: Workforce Development Activities in Year 1

  1. 1. New England Asthma Innovations Collaborative Overview of NEAIC Workforce Development and Policy Change Presented at the ARC Annual Meeting June 13, 2013 NEAIC is organized by the Asthma Regional Council, a program of Health Resources in Action. The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1C1-12-0001 from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Healthcare Innovation Award #1C1CMS331039). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.
  2. 2. Workforce Development and Policy Change o Goals • Increase capacity and sustainability for Community Health Workers (CHWs) • Increase capacity and sustainability for Certified Asthma Educators (AE-Cs) • Explore credentialing for CHWs June 13, 2013 | ARC/NEAIC Annual Meeting
  3. 3. Workforce Development and Policy Change o Why CHWs and AE-Cs? • Culturally-competent (CHWs) • Cost-effective • Improve health outcomes in asthma patients • Currently, many payers are not reimbursing for asthma home visiting services June 13, 2013 | ARC/NEAIC Annual Meeting
  4. 4. Workforce Development – Year 1 Trainings o Community Health Workers (CHW) • 48-hour core competencies  CMAHEC Outreach Worker Training Institute  12 CHWs completed training • 24-hour asthma home visiting  MDPH and BPHC/CHEC  Includes 6-hour motivational interviewing  15 CHWs completed training June 13, 2013 | ARC/NEAIC Annual Meeting
  5. 5. Community Health Worker Core Competencies Training November 29, 2012 June 13, 2013 | ARC/NEAIC Annual Meeting
  6. 6. Workforce Development – Year 1 Trainings o Supervisors • 9-hour CHW supervisor training  MDPH and BPHC/CHEC  6-hour CHW supervision  3-hour motivational interviewing June 13, 2013 | ARC/NEAIC Annual Meeting
  7. 7. Environmental Assessment Training January 11, 2013 – hosted by Hasbro Hospital, Providence, RI • This training was supported with funding from RI Dept of Health and ARC’s EPA Grant, but augments NEAIC strategies. June 13, 2013 | ARC/NEAIC Annual Meeting
  8. 8. Workforce Development – Year 1 o Certified Asthma Educators (AE-C) • Asthma Educator Institute (AEI)  American Lung Association of the Northeast (ALA-NE) • AE-C exam (NAECB)  Credentialed (e.g. RN, RRT)  OR 1,000 contact hours in the field June 13, 2013 | ARC/NEAIC Annual Meeting
  9. 9. Workforce Development – Year 1 o Support Activities • Facilitated by the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers (MACHW) • CHWs  Monthly phone calls  Individual phone calls  Quarterly in-person meetings (mandatory) • Supervisors (includes some AE-Cs)  Phone calls every 2-3 months as needed  Additional in-person trainings as needed June 13, 2013 | ARC/NEAIC Annual Meeting
  10. 10. Community Health Worker Needs Assessment o Terry Mason, PhD • Needs Assessment for MDPH  CHWs and asthma home visiting services June 13, 2013 | ARC/NEAIC Annual Meeting
  11. 11. Acknowledgments Acknowledgements NEAIC is organized by the Asthma Regional Council, a program of Health Resources in Action. The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1C1-120001 from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Healthcare Innovation Award #1C1CMS331039). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies. June 13, 2013 | ARC/NEAIC Annual Meeting

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