Community Health Workers
What is a Community Health Worker?
A community health worker (CHW) is a frontline public health worker or volunteer that is member of, or has a close understanding of, the community served. This enables the community health worker to serve as a “link” between health and social services and the community to improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery and to promote access to services. Community Health Workers also build individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through community outreach, education, informal counseling, advocacy and social support!