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

How COVID-19 Is Impacting People of Color Differently

In a new survey, Healthline examined how COVID-19 impacts the mental and physical health of different people by ethnicity. Here’s how our findings highlighted the variety of health inequities experienced during the pandemic. Read More

Center for Community Health Alignment Partners with Johnson & Johnson to Combat Racial and Health Inequities

In partnership with the National Association of Community Health Workers, the Arnold School’s Center for Community Health Alignment (CCHA) is working to help eradicate racial and social injustice as a public health threat. The new collaboration, supported by the...

Staff Spotlight: Mike Young, Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for the Center for Community Health Alignment and PASOs

Mike Young is an expert on culture. He has studied it and lived it for his entire life.  As a teenager from rural El Salvador, Young’s mother waited at the Mexico-U.S. border for two weeks before immigrating to California with a sixth-grade education. She learned...

Researchers to help LGBTQIA+ populations navigate barriers to health information

Despite growing up in a small town in Costa Rica before the internet era, Kathia Valverde still had somewhere to turn for information when she began questioning her sexuality — her librarian, Carmen. Today, Valverde helps others get information — not as a librarian,...

Center for Community Health Alignment awarded grant to enhance equity through cross-sector alignment

With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Aligning Systems for Health has awarded $273K to the Arnold School’s Center for Community Health Alignment – one of seven recipients out of more than 150 applications for funding. In partnership with the Alliance...

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....