The Importance of Dedicated, Sustainable Community Health Worker Pathways

There has been an increased need for Community Health Workers since the implementation of the Affordable Health Care Act and the COVID-19 pandemic. For decades, community health workers and promotores (CHW/Ps) have effectively provided culturally comfortable, person-centered services that bridge different systems and improve health and well-being. CHW/Ps perform many unique roles, including prevention services, […]

Integrating Community Health Workers into the Healthcare System While Preserving a Transformative Community Health Worker

Community health workers (CHWs), also known as Promotoras de Salud in Latinx communities, are trusted, knowledgeable paraprofessionals who help their communities achieve health and well-being. Since 1960, 1 they’ve worked in neighborhoods and communities to address a myriad of health and social needs. They use their understanding of cultural norms to provide relevant health information […]