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With funding from the Missouri Foundation for Health, in August 2022 The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health began a 12-month study to assess the Community Health Worker field in Missouri. The resulting report, Growing and Sustaining Community Health Workers in Missouri, provides a landscape of current CHW workforce activity in the state, reviews recent milestones in the development of the profession, and profiles innovative training and practice models being employed in Missouri. The report draws on perspectives about the profession from interviews with 40 individuals from the field, including CHWs and others who supervise or work alongside CHWs, and features their ideas for ensuring a strong workforce. Finally, practical recommendations for growing and sustaining the workforce are offered that respond to the needs identified by interviewees as well as recent CHW-related policy and advocacy approaches in other states.

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