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

Establishing Partnerships to Promote LGBTQIA+ Health – HEALTH BYTES with Region 3

Dom Francis, CCHA Training Coordinator and Dr. Vanessa Kitzie and Nick Vera from the College of Information Science at UofSC presented to the Health Bytes conference about establishing partnerships to promote LGBTQIA+ Health. Click here to read more.

Addressing social determinants of health in community pharmacy: Innovative opportunities and practice models

Social determinants of health (SDoH) account for up to 90% of health outcomes, whereas medical care accounts for only 10%-15%; despite this disparity, only 24% of hospitals and 16% of physician practices screen for the 5 social needs. Community-embedded and highly...

Vaccine Distribution Resource For Community Health Alignment

The lack of internet accessibility has made the COVID-19 vaccine distribution process challenging. Vaccine signups have primarily been taking place online, making it harder for seniors and communities of color without broadband connection to schedule appointments....

Establishing Partnerships to Promote LGBTQIA+ Health – HEALTH BYTES with Region 3

Dom Francis, CCHA Training Coordinator and Dr. Vanessa Kitzie and Nick Vera from the College of Information Science at UofSC presented to the Health Bytes conference about establishing partnerships to promote LGBTQIA+ Health. Click here to read more.

CHW Section Quarterly Newsletter

The "COVID-19 Conversations" series of rapid-response webinars from the National Academy of Medicine and the American Public Health Association is addressing the state of the science on COVID-19 and explore emerging evidence on how to best mitigate its impact. Led by...

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...