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

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 health care 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...

How these community health workers aim to help people experiencing domestic violence

Medical service providers who treat victims of domestic violence just got a boost with the promise of additional assistance from the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s community health worker project. The Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a...

Perinatal Specialty workshop coming Spring 2022

This specialty workshop focuses on building CHWs skills for the perinatal period. Topics covered include life course health, reproductive life planning, contraceptive counseling, stages of pregnancy and labor, developmental milestones, and infant safety. Please...

IDPH provides $10 million to Illinois community health workers expanding mission

SPRINGFIELD (WGEM) - The Illinois Public Health Association and Illinois Primary Health Care Association helped train 650 people to be health care workers in their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. These pandemic health navigators served people in 92 counties,...

CDC’s CHWs for COVID Response and Resilient Communities Reducing Health Disparities

Since the start of COVID, the presence of health disparities has reached new depths. Launched in August 2021, CDC’s Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilient Communities (CCR) initiative provides financial support and technical assistance (TA) to 68...