Community Health Worker Institute
To meet the infrastructure support needs of a high quality CHW system and support current and future health systems in effectively addressing population health challenges, the Institute provides a dynamic combination of services.
What is a Community Health Worker ?
A community health worker is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community served.
This trusting relationship enables the worker to serve as a liaison between health and social services, and the community, to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competency of service delivery.
A community health worker also builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy.