Carl H. Rush, MRP has worked full time for and with CHWs for 17 years. At the end of 2012 he completed work on a legislatively-mandated study on CHW employment policy for the Texas Department of State Health Services, and related studies for the State of Indiana and Public Health Seattle/King County. He has recently been asked by the National Conference of State Legislatures to provide technical assistance in their “state teams” project on primary care, and by the DelMarVa Foundation for Medical Care to serve as a subject matter expert for their new CHW Learning Network for the Mid-Atlantic states. He is an advisor to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) for a learning collaborative on CHW among CMMI grantees. He is serving as a policy consultant for the CHW Network of Buffalo, NY. He recently developed a national e-learning series for the CDC on policy and systems change to promote employment of CHWs, and provided technical assistance to state-level CHW policy initiatives for CDC (New Mexico) and HRSA (Mississippi). Carl was a lead author on the CHW National Workforce Study for the HRSA Bureau of Health Professions (2007). He was the first Director of the New Jersey CHW Institute (2004-2006), where he continues to consult on curriculum and business development. He ran the CHW Program at Northwest Vista College in San Antonio for three years, and has also trained CHWs, supervisors and instructors in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Indiana, Nevada and Texas. He has consulted for Migrant Health Promotion, the CHW National Education Collaborative (U.S. Department of Education), the American Dental Association, various AHEC programs, and other state-level CHW policy initiatives in Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, and Massachusetts. He holds a Master of Regional Planning Degree from Cornell University.