HEALTHCARE PARTNERS AROUND THE TABLE


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Role of the Community Healthcare Worker (CHW):

  • Typically, lay person from the community
  • Provides general health education
  • Serve as role models and community advocates
  • Increase access to healthcare resources
  • Collect data for research/quality improvement purposes

For more information, see Community Health Worker in the
Health Care Models button on the home page


How to Partner with the Community Healthcare Worker (CHW):

  • Advocate and promote the implementation of CHW role descriptions and policies within healthcare systems/provider practices
  • Share information regarding available community resources to assist patients with chronic disease
  • Promote health prevention and chronic disease self-management by supporting a multi-disciplinary team approach