Community Health Worker(CHW), Who Am I?

Who is a Community Health Worker?

Community Health Worker(CHW)
Community Health Worker(CHW)

I am like your next-door neighbor that you can count on when it comes to Community Health. I am trained to assist and support individuals and communities in achieving better health outcomes.

My role is to promote and improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities. I work closely with community members, bridging the gap between healthcare providers and the community, to address health issues and empower individuals to take control of their own health.

As a Community Health Worker, I have knowledge about various health topics and resources available in the community. I work with healthcare professionals, community organizations, and health districts to develop and implement strategies that address the specific health needs of the community.

selective focus photography of woman holding yellow petaled flowers
selective focus photography of woman holding yellow petaled flowers

Health Education and Promotion: Conduct health education sessions and workshops to raise awareness about various health issues, prevention strategies, and healthy lifestyle practices.

Community Mobilization: Engage in community mobilization efforts to promote health and well-being.

Advocacy: Serve as an advocate for the community, working to address health disparities and barriers to healthcare access.

Cultural Sensitivity and Inclusivity: Recognize and respect the diverse cultural backgrounds and beliefs within the community.

Individualized Support: Provide personalized support and guidance to individuals in managing their health.

Health Assessments: Perform health assessments within the community to identify individuals at risk and determine their health needs.

Referrals and Linkages: Establish connections with healthcare providers, clinics, and community organizations to facilitate appropriate referrals and linkages for individuals in need.

Data Collection and Reporting: Maintain accurate records of community health interventions and outcomes. Collect data to monitor the effectiveness of health programs, identify emerging health issues, and contribute to evidence-based practices.

How CHWs make a Positive Impact?