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What is a Community 
Health Worker?

A CHW is a frontline health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables the CHW to serve as a link between services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.



American Public Health Association CHW Section:


Also called: Promotoras de salud, lay health worker, peer educator, community health representative, peer counselor, outreach worker, community connector, among others.

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Do you or someone you know have an interest in community outreach and advocacy? Are you a go-to person in your community? Join our community health worker training to strengthen your skills! We are looking for motivated and passionate individuals to join our training.

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