Promise and Presumption: Implementing Lay Healthworkers in Historically Underserved Communities
Wednesday, October 28th
About the Session
In order to deliver compassionate, high-quality care for historically underserved communities, we must disrupt the healthcare system. Lay healthworkers have a clear understanding of the needs in their communities, making them uniquely qualified to play an important role in care delivery. This session will feature experts with experience in implementing lay healthworkers as members of cancer care teams. We will explore the lessons learned from this project, identify opportunities for positive disruption and examine the policy considerations relevant to this effort.