Resources

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. If you don’t find the resources you need below, contact us and we will be happy to provide additional resources.

Community Health Workers: The Basics

Community Health Workers: The Evidence

Community Engagement, Social Determinants of Health, and Health Equity

COVID-19 Statistics and Vaccination Information

COVID-19 vaccines are now available in South Carolina to help prevent this infectious disease. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is encouraging everyone to continue wearing masks, staying physically distant, avoiding crowds – and...

Build Trust in Vaccines by Investing in Community Workers

When the workers at a pistachio packing plant in California’s Central Valley started falling ill last spring, they turned to Veronica Perez with questions. Ms. Perez is not a doctor or public health official — she’s a trained outreach volunteer from the nonprofit...

Resources for Community Health Workers, Community Health Representatives, and Promotores de la Salud

Community health workers (CHWs)—also known as community health representatives and promotores de la salud—provide critical services to communities disproportionately impacted by public health threats including COVID-19. This site provides CHWs with resources to...

Opinion: How pandemic is illuminating health care inequities in SC’s minority communities

As an administrative leader at one of South Carolina’s hospital systems, I am humbled and inspired by the brave frontline health care workers across our state who continue to care for patients every day in the face of COVID-19. They are the true heroes of this...

Connect Spartanburg

Imatter provides Spartanburg with an adolescent-friendly community health worker to help youth navigate into healthcare and provides the support they need to thrive. Watch the video.

Access to Mental Healthcare Is Harder for Black Americans. Here’s Why

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.