Original ArticlesCOVID-19 Crisis Creates Opportunities for Community-Centered Population Health Community Health Workers at the CenterGoldfield, Norbert I. MD; Crittenden, Robert MD; Fox, Durrell BS, CHW; McDonough, John PhD; Nichols, Len PhD; Lee Rosenthal, Elizabeth PhD, MS, MPHAuthor Information Ask Nurses and Doctors Inc, Northampton, Massachusetts (Dr Goldfield); Departments of Family Medicine and Health Services University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington (Dr Crittenden); John Snow Inc, Atlanta, Georgia (Mr Fox); Department of Health Policy & Management, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts (Dr McDonough); Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics (CHPRE) George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia (Dr Nichols); Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University, El Paso, Texas (Dr Rosenthal); and UT Project on CHW Policy and Practice, El Paso, Texas (Dr Rosenthal). Correspondence: Norbert I. Goldfield, MD, Ask Nurses and Doctors Inc, Northampton, MA ([email protected]). The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management: July/September 2020 - Volume 43 - Issue 3 - p 184-190 doi: 10.1097/JAC.0000000000000337 Buy Metrics Abstract Dealing with the COVID-19 coronavirus requires a coordinated transnational effort. We propose a 2-stage state-led effort that utilizes community health workers (CHWs). We spell out what is beginning to occur in states to control and suppress COVID-19. In the second stage, we suggest working with these CHWs as a key element in the next evolution of our health care system: community-centered population health. © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.