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...

Upcoming Spring CHW Supervisor Training

Develop a more thorough understanding of CHWs and how to best support their work! Learn and discuss how to address common challenges in CHW supervision. This virtual 9-hour course is available for $500. This training is being offered from March 7th – 18th from 10 am...

CCHA is offering a CHW Health and Racial Equity training from November 8th – 19th

Join us for a virtual pilot training course on CHW health and racial equity from 2:30 – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday. CHW attendees will connect individual racial inequitable experiences to systemic level issues in order to challenge and transform them. Topics...

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...