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Community Health Workers

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Community Health Workers (CHWs) go directly to residents and community groups to provide on-going connection and support.

Community Health Worker Tenzin Aaya
Our CHWs are dedicated to identifying needs and connecting people to services.  
  • They are involved in the community to support and enrich the lives of community members.
  • Focus their attention to Social Determinants of Health -- including education, income, employment, housing, and access to health care -- in order to define and address these factors and help bridge the gaps and disparities they create.
  • Offer a warm hand-off between community members and agencies, organizations, and programs that can offer assistance to the community member.
  • Provide a safe, trusting environment to promote agency, encouraging and practicing tools and strategies to create next steps for community members as they continue to navigate community systems.
  • Listen, create, and provide a safe space for individuals to communicate where they are at in the present.
  • Promote advocacy for the individuals we are assisting.
  • Build knowledge based on needs of the individual and work to increase skillsets to help members of the community meet their needs and advance their goals

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CHW Brochures

Front panel of the CHW brochure "Get connected with a Community Health Worker" CHW brochure inside panels
Click to download our CHW brochure (PDF)


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