The Center for Community Health Alignment has compiled relevant articles, videos, and case studies that provide more information on the community health worker model and the role of community health workers and other community change agents in advancing health equity and closing health disparities. The resources below are used by our team and our CHWs as part of our ongoing education on best practices, and will be helpful for everyone to understand how to drive community health with an equity lens and how to effectively address the impact of social determinants on health.

Community Health Workers: The Basics

Community Health Workers: The Evidence

Health Equity, Social Determinants, & Community Engagement

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PASOs to Join CCHA

We are excited to announce that PASOs is now a part of the Center for Community Health Alignment! PASOs will bring its experience in advancing population health through the work of Community Health Workers/Promotores and join CCHA in working to advance health equity....

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According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 30 percent of Black American adults with mental health conditions receive treatment each year, compared to the U.S. average of 43 percent.