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...

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.

Nonprofits launch $100M plan to support local health workers

A new philanthropic project hopes to invest $100 million in up to 10 countries mostly in Africa by 2030 to support up to 200,000 community health workers A new philanthropic project hopes to invest $100 million in 10 countries, mostly in Africa, by 2030 to...

Arnold School Center trains, supports community health workers as they serve SC communities on front lines of COVID-19 crisis

Director Julie Smithwick couldn’t have known about the impending COVID-19 pandemic that would ravage the world just one year later, but her timing couldn’t have been better. The Arnold School launched the Community Health Worker Institute (housed in the Center for...