Community health workers are frontline public health outreach workers who have a strong connection to the communities they serve, with an in-depth understanding of their experiences, culture, language, or needs.
They serve as liaisons between individuals and clinical care and social service providers, helping to ensure that people get the care and services they need to be healthy and ensure that the care providers understand the issues in patients’ lives.
Community health workers go by many names and do many different jobs. To find out a little more about what it means to be a community health worker, meet Carmen and follow her through her day.
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