How To Fund CHWs/Promotoras in Your Health Center

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NEW!  Community Health Worker & Promotora Trainings!

CPCA is offering this multi-part training program to introduce health centers and regional associations to a new workforce; community health workers (CHWs) and Promotoras who can be integrated into a clinic to help provide a more holistic approach when caring for patients.

Many clinics are considering using CHWs to improve the quality of care to their patients. One of the biggest obstacles is obtaining funding to help with the costs of training CHWs, and in some instances, paying the wages of CHWs. 

Representatives from the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), who administers the SNAP Employment and Training (SNAP E&T) program nationwide will review available 50-50 reimbursement program. Through the states, the program is seeking to develop partnerships with local organizations (community based organizations, clinics, and community colleges) to train SNAP (Food stamp) participants in an array of jobs, like CHWs and Promotoras.

The SNAP E&T program offers 50 percent reimbursement grants (50-50 funds) where the federal government will reimburse 50 percet of the costs of the training program for SNAP participants when non-federal funds (state, county, health center, etc.) are used. This training program can be defined broadly to include tuition, fees, books, uniforms, and suportive services such as transprotation, child care, and case management. Retention costs for up to 90 days can also be covered. Also, federal funding, through the SNAP Ed program, could be available to help pay for the slararies of SNAP recipients, with prior approval by the state and/or county, if the CHW is providing eligible nutrition education,.

Join us for this 60-minute session where we will also have a health center explain how they were able to access grant funds to help support their CHW/Promotora programs, as well as CPCA's Chief Medical Officer provide an overview of the Whole Person Care Pilot Program and learn how funds can be used to expand a clinics workforce.  Participants will learn best practices on how to partner with state entities and private entities to access funds if they wish to integrate CHWs/Promotoras into their workforce. 

Click the link below to view a description and register for part 3 in this series:
May 30 - Data Collection and Evaluation for CHW/Promotora Programs


  • Understand the available funding for CHW/Promotora programs, including the 50-50 fund program and other grants available.
  • Gain an understanding on how to build a successful partnership with states, counties, and if applicable, private entities in order to access funding.
  • Learn how funds from the Whole Person Care pilot program can be used to hire CHWs/Promotoras. 


    • Community Clinic/Health Center - TBD
    • Brian Soloman, Senior Analyst, USDA Food & Nutrition Service (FNS)
    • Mike Witte, MD, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, California Primary Care Association


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    5/23/2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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