CDC- CHW state law tracking system is available at

Siobhan M. Gilchrist, JD, MPH
Health Policy Analyst (Contract)
IHRC, Inc.
Applied Research and Evaluation Branch
Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Summary of State Community Health Worker Laws  This fact sheet summarizes state led policy development aimed at sustaining CHW programs and supporting the workforce.  Policies fall into the categories of infrastructure, workforce development, professional identity and financing (Dec, 2012). ttp://


Decisions Pending & Opportunities for  Public Participation

The Government Modernization, Efficiency, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2005 requires each state agency post to its Web site information on Board and Advisory Committee meetings and agendas, information on the Department’s proposed regulations, and instructions on how the public may submit written comments or otherwise participate in these administrative proceedings, meetings, and hearings.

The California Department of Public Health welcomes comments on all proposed regulations, in keeping with California’s commitment to provide meaningful involvement in government decisions.