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Nontraditional Healthcare Studied

A committee has been appointed to determine the best training standards for non-traditional health workers. That is, Community Health Workers, Patient Health Navigators and Doulas. Carol Cheney with the Oregon Health Authority says studies show patients guided by these workers tend to have better outcomes with their treatment plans. Cheney says it's a perfect time to review the standards as the state goes through significant healthcare program overhauls.

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