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

Are you looking for better ways to work with others in your community to improve health and equity?

How can health systems, public health agencies, and community-based organizations work together to improve community health and well-being? Check out this free resource – Aligning Systems for Health: Two Years of Learning. Aligning Systems for Health: Two Years of...

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...

CCHA launches new CHW Model Best Practice Toolkits

Our toolkits identify best practice strategies for designing, implementing, and showcasing the impact of CHW models. The toolkits also include co-created and population-focused toolkits like the Perinatal CHW models and Rural Health CHW models.   It is our...

CHW Section Quarterly Newsletter

The "COVID-19 Conversations" series of rapid-response webinars from the National Academy of Medicine and the American Public Health Association is addressing the state of the science on COVID-19 and explore emerging evidence on how to best mitigate its impact. Led by...

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.