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What is a Community
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: https://www.apha.org/apha-communities/member-sections/community-health-workers
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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