Community Health Workers (CHWs) are an emerging workforce, newer to most “mainstream” public health and health care settings, but with deep roots in many communities.
Known by a variety of titles such as outreach worker, care guide, community health advisor, peer educator, promotora (in Latino communities) and community health representative (in American Indian communities), CHWs provide outreach, health education, care coordination and advocacy for underserved patients of all ages.
CHWs can help you meet the Triple Aim by:
- Improving patient outcomes
- Lowering costs
- Increasing patient satisfaction
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