Create a certification process for community health workers in Georgia

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are front-line health workers who facilitate access to healthcare, connect patients to services in their communities, and reduce health disparities. Because CHWs have a trusted relationship and demonstrated knowledge of the communities they serve, they help improve the lives of patients all across the state. Georgia Watch wants to see formalized state recognition of this growing group of healthcare professionals. Georgia Watch supports the creation of a standardized training and certification process for CHWs to grow and sustain the community health workforce in Georgia.