Community Health Worker

Community Health Workers

Community Health Workers  are front-line public health workers who are trusted members of and/or have an unusually close understanding of the community they serve. This trusting relationship enables Community Health Workers to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.

 

Commuity Health Workers also build 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.

The Community Health Workers must important function is to make strong connections with the churches for health education and screening, so that no congregant has undiagnosed or untreated hypertension or diabetes.

 

Nurse’s Notes: Health Blog