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CHW Profiles

Meet Rhonda Lay

What drew you into the community health worker (CHW) profession? In the beginning I didn’t know anything about community health work but being a respiratory therapist who was now disabled, I was looking for something that I could do part-time and that would allow me to utilize my background as a respiratory therapist. The community […] Read more

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Meet Kim Artis

What drew you into the CHW profession? The position of CHW was an unintentional blessing for me. I say that because I wasn’t looking to do this type of work however, the universe said otherwise and it has enriched my life. I witnessed the lack of support, education and trust the community had for our […] Read more

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Meet Madeline Woodberry

What drew you into the CHW profession? If I can be honest, I was in need of employment and saw an opening and thought that the position would be interesting. After my first three visits is when I began to realize the importance of CHWs in my community. I never thought that I would be […] Read more

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Meet Melinda Banks

What drew you into the CHW profession? I applied for the CHW position because I was looking to make a career change outside of the U.S. Postal Service. I had no idea what this position entailed. All I knew is that it was an outreach position and I enjoy helping people in need so I […] Read more

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Meet Adlaide Holloway

What drew you into the CHW profession? Without knowing what the work was called, I always wanted to be a Community Health Educator. I always knew that I wanted to help people, be an educator, creative and valuable to society to help my community. I was fortunate enough to be a participant in Helping Chicago’s […] Read more

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Meet Fatumo Abduladir

Successful self-starter, pioneer and dedicated community health advocate describe Community Health Worker Fatumo Abduladir. Two years ago, while visiting her sister in St. Cloud, she spotted a job announcement for a brand new community health worker (CHW) position at CentraCare Health System. “I loved the role and knew it would be a great fit for […] Read more

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Meet Aung Win

Community Health Workers (CHW), work under many different titles and in many different settings. They bring their training along with their shared language, culture, and/or life experience to effectively provide culturally-competent outreach, patient education, navigation, care coordination, and/or advocacy to underserved individuals, families, and communities. They advance health equity, help achieve the Triple Aim (improve […] Read more

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Meet Joy Rivera

As featured in the Star Tribune, one local CHW helps remove the barriers that keep Native American people from getting a colon cancer screening. Read more in On the Job with Joy Rivera. Photo by Tom Witta […] Read more

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