Community Health Worker

 

This short documentary film takes you through Temple University’s Community Health Worker Program. With medicare now penalizing hospitals for re-admissions within 30 days of discharge, healthcare systems face an uphill battle to control unnecessary visits and curb the costs they incur. “Utilizing Community Health Workers allows us to take people from the community, and train them to interact with people in the community; to activate these patients, and get them much more active in managing their own health.” Dr. Paula Stillman – MD, MBA, MACD Director, Institute for Population Health.