Community Health Workers
Who We Are
A Community Health Worker (CHW) is a public health worker who is a trusted member of the community. This trusting relationship allows for us to serve as a link between healthcare, social services and community members to increase access to services and improve health management.
In our role as CHWs we improve clients’ ability to manage their health through a series of activities including outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy.
What We Do
A CHW will work with you to:
- Provide personalized assistance to develop a health management plan
- Make sure that getting treatment goes smoothly
- Help you better understand your health
- Educate providers about your health needs
- Provide health education and information in a way that is easily understood
- Find the answers to your questions to help you make decisions which impact your health
- Provide informal counseling and social support
- Help you build your skills to better manage your health
How it Works
After your hospital stay or emergency room visit, a CHW will visit you at your home to provide extra support. The CHW will bring various resources to help ensure you receive the services and support needed to improve your well-being.
Your CHW will help you:
- Connect to a primary care provider
- Communicate with doctors
- Learn about and engage with resources in the community
- Better manage your medical condition
- CHWs do not provide medical coverage, clinical advice or replace the need to follow up with your doctor.