Integrate CHWs in Your Clinical Setting
A Proactive Approach to Addressing the Social Determinants of Health
You have a Challenge
Does your organization struggle with patient needs that you aren’t able to address, due to lack of time,
staff resources, lack of knowledge of community resources?
Do you feel overwhelmed or weighed down by your inability to assist your patients and provide the best care?
Have you considered partnering with Community Health Workers also known as CHWs?
We have a Solution!
Invest in a highly versatile health workforce with a multidimensional skill-set. CHWs are powerful agents of change and integrating them into your clinical setting can improve care delivery, improve health outcomes, reduce utilization and generate cost-savings for your organization.
What is a Community Health Worker?
A community health worker is a front-line public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables the worker 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.
Benefits of Community Health Workers
Community Health Workers are important components of health care delivery because they are particularly effective in addressing health and health care inequities.
A report from the Center on Health Equity Action at Families USA reviews results from 9 recent studies that provide further support for including community health workers. These studies underscore the enormous value of CHWs who are often overlooked and underutilized.
CHWs are powerful agents of change and integrating them into your clinical setting can improve care delivery, improve health outcomes, reduce utilization and generate cost-savings for your organization.
Ready to Integrate CHWs?
We can help with...
Implementation guidance for integrating CHWs on clinical care teams
Team-based care interventions to improve interprofessional collaboration and practice
Partnering with Human Resources to create the CHW position (scope, role, career ladder, etc.).
Workforce Development (CHW and CHWI certification and continuing education)
Already Integrating CHWs?
We can help with...
Developing and maintaining Community-Clinical linkages
Implementation of Self-Management Programs and Ongoing Support