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Community Health Workers

WHAT IS A COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER?

A community Health Worker (CHW) is a trusted member of the community. They build trusing relationships, and are able to link people to services in the community.

 

WHAT DOES A CHW DO?

1. Serves as a cultural link between public health. health care, and the community to help people live health lives.

2. Provides health information to prevent illness.

3. Helps people find resources.

4. Help manage a person's schedule of appointments and tests.

5. Helps apply for medicaid and other benefits.