CoE-IHS Office Hour: Leveraging Paraprofessionals to Enhance the Integrated Care Workforce
Optimizing paraprofessionals in health care settings can help enhance the integrated care workforce while also improving equitable person-centered care. Paraprofessionals within health care settings, including support staff, interns, community health workers and peer support specialists, play a vital role in team-based care. They not only work collaboratively with clinicians to provide direct care, but also bring unique skills, lived experience and innovative ideas to enhance integrated care settings and improve client experiences.
Join the Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions (CoE-IHS) on Thursday, July 20, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET for an office hour session, Leveraging Paraprofessionals to Enhance the Integrated Care Workforce, where participants from last year’s Workforce Innovations in Integrated Care Learning Collaborative share their knowledge and tips for best practices in leveraging paraprofessionals to enhance the integrated care workforce.
Strengthening the integrated care workforce, paraprofessionals offer dynamic support to individuals served as important contributors to multidisciplinary teams by delivering integrated care services and interventions in a meaningful way. For example, peer support specialists offer unique skills and lived experience to support clients through their recovery journey by helping to navigate health systems, social services and other client needs through an influential person-centered approach.
For more tools and resources on workforce development and innovations in integrated care, visit our Workforce Innovations in Integrated Care Webpage!