Iowa Chronic Care Consortium

Award / $50,000

Priority / Healthcare Workforce Development

Location / West Des Moines, IA Iowa Statewide

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are a rapidly growing segment of the healthcare workforce according to the CDC. The Iowa Chronic Care Consortium (ICCC) is collaborating with leading stakeholders to build the Community Health Worker workforce in Iowa by: 1) developing a National Registered CHW Apprenticeship Program through Iowa Workforce Development; and, 2) demonstrating the value of the CHW workforce through the engagement of healthcare business partners in a three-year demonstration project (supported through other funding sources) to test and evaluate a CHW model in diverse healthcare settings. ICCC is requesting funds from TCI to develop the first operational National Registered CHW Apprenticeship Program in Iowa.