Community health workers (CHWs) — also referred to as community health representatives and promotoras de salud — are frontline public health workers who are trusted and welcomed into the homes of their communities.
Community Health Workers
Through a comprehensive study of the last 10 years, researchers from Northern Arizona University and University of Arizona found that pregnant women and mothers enrolled in Arizona’s Health Start Program, which employs community health workers (CHWs) to conduct home visits, have lower rates of low birthweight and preterm newborns than women who did… Read more
The event was sponsored by the Arizona Advisory Council on Indian Health Care (AACIHC), the Northern Arizona University Center for Health Equity Research and the Arizona Community Health Representative (CHR) Workforce Coalition.
Speakers included Kim Russell,… Read more