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

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.➡️...

Tips for Designing Community Health Worker Training Programs

Nationwide, community health worker training programs have no mandated curriculum. While some states host their own community health worker training programs, there isn’t necessarily an evidence-based best practice for helping aspiring community health workers learn...

SCCHWA Certification Exam

Community Health Workers enrolled in the Core Competency Training will be administered the South Carolina Community Health Workers Association Certification Exam on April 22nd from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. The Core Competency Review Day is April 8th from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm....

Rural Health Specialty Track Training

Our Rural Health specialty track was developed based on combined efforts from the UofSC School of Social work, South Carolina Office of Rural Health, and Community Health Workers across the state who work in rural South Carolina. This training is a two-day...

Addressing community needs goes beyond the services available at local health clinics

Community Health Workers are critical when it comes to addressing Social Determinants of Health. Romaine Stephens of Family Solutions discusses her experiences as a CHW addressing these needs and the community-based resources that CHWs connect families with...

Access to Mental Healthcare Is Harder for Black Americans. Here’s Why

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 30 percent of Black American adults with mental health conditions receive treatment each year, compared to the U.S. average of 43 percent.