What is a Community Health Worker (CHW)?
CHWs are trusted members of the community who shares ethnic, language, and cultural background and norms with the community they serve. CHWs
Mediate between the healthcare, social services, and the community members
Close the gap in access to needed services and resources by the community they serve
Build capacity through health education and self-sufficiency for better socioeconomic and health outcomes
Become the community's advocate and liaison through outreach, as patient navigators, health information and education