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June 2018

Webinar: Using State Plan Amendments (SPAs) to Support Community Health Workers

Community health workers (CHWs) have a proven track record of improving health and reducing disparities, but a lack of sustainable funding prevents their more widespread integration into the health care system. One way to obtain sustainable Medicaid financing for certain preventive services delivered by CHWs is through a state plan amendment (SPA). 

In this webinar, advocates from California and Missouri discuss:

  • The benefits of pursuing a SPA for CHW financing
  • How to combine a SPA with other approaches for more comprehensive financing
  • Lessons learned for successfully navigating the SPA process