Community Health Workers

Community health workers (CHWs) are front line public health workers that educate, advocate and empower community members on a variety of health issues and link them to available community resources and programs.

COMMUNITY based setting

Community health workers are trained to provide a range of health services, including the promotion of a tobacco-free lifestyle, nutrition education, prevention and management of chronic diseases, education, promotion of healthy lifestyles among youth, and skills for immigrants/refugees to navigate the U.S. health system.

CLINICAL based setting

Some of our CHWs work in a clinical setting to provide needed medical and health resources to those in the community. This includes providing medical testing and vaccinations, as well as health education and resources.

Educational based setting

In addition to hosting seminars and bringing education into the community, CWHs help immigrants and refugees learn about the Affordable Care Act and assist them with their health insurance enrollment. Our community health workers meet with community members individually and in groups to provide education and awareness of the new health care law and the importance of preventative health care for individuals and families in our community.

social services setting

Some CHWs work directly with program participants in a one-on-one capacity. They follow up with community members individually and long-term to help improve their health and general wellness. Their duties include advocating for clients and connecting them to vital resources such as financial assistance, legal aid, housing, job placement, education and peer support.

 

youth aspirationCommunity Health Workers (CHWs) tasks include:

  • Act as a liaisons between health organizations and the community they serve.
  •  Providing resources and support needed to cope with chronic, acute, and terminal illnesses.
  •  Advocate for and connect client to vital resources such as financial assistance, legal aid, housing, job placement, education, and/or social/peer support.

In building this culture of health awareness, our Community Health Workers provide advocacy and support in coordinating referrals to health care and community services.

NMPHI’S Community Health Workers help immigrants and refugees learn about the Affordable Care Act and assist them with their health insurance enrollment. Our Community Health Workers meet with community members individually and in groups to provide education and awareness of the new health care law and the importance of preventative health care for individuals and families in our community.

Please email us at info@nmphi.org or fill out the contact form on the contact page to request a community health worker.

If you’re interested in becoming a CHW, click here to learn more and apply.

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