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

National Association for Community Health Workers: Recommendations for Federal and State COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Equity

October 12, 2022 Communities and organizations across the country have been critical partners for local, state, and national COVID-19 initiatives, working to educate people. How Federal and State Government Can Improve COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Equity and Build...

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces American Rescue Plan’s Historic Investments in Community Health Workforce

Today, the Biden-Harris Administration is awarding $225 million in American Rescue Plan funds to train over 13,000 Community Health Workers (CHWs). In response to the acute need to expand the healthcare workforce and address pandemic-related burnout, the American...

HIV crashed her life. She found her way back to joy — and spoke at the U.N. this week

When Bupe Sinkala was diagnosed with HIV, she didn't know what to do. She was planning her wedding – and decided not to tell her fiancé at first. It was, she reflects, "a dark moment. I was scared of being rejected, of being judged. I thought it was a death...

Latino Vaccination Rates Increase in Response to PASOs Outreach Efforts in South Carolina

Epidemiology student Samantha Rieche and The Center for Community Health Alignment communications coordinator Richard Strater explain how PASOs has helped mitigate #COVID19 #HealthDisparities in SC through increased #vaccination rates in Latino communities.➡️...

Getting vaccinated is about responsibility and commitment to community

Luisa Hernandez has years of experience working as a Community Health Worker with PASOs. She advocates for her community and promotes healthy living for all. Luisa says “I feel like it’s an act of responsibility with myself, my family and everyone else. Vaccines also...

PASOs Releases COVID-19 Impact Report

Report Details Racial and Ethnic Disparities in SC Resulting from COVID-19 Columbia, SC - A  recently published COVID-19 impact report details the effects of the pandemic and how one organization worked to provide support to minority populations.  Over the...