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.
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
According to Samantha Sabo, getting the COVID-19 vaccine to people who need it most requires a team approach with key experts in rural… Read more
What are the root causes of health inequity and how do they affect the social determinants of health?
According to the recently released 2020 Regional Health Equity Survey Report (RHES), a key component to the root causes of health equity lies in the paths that create the problem — the unequal… Read more
How comfortable do you think senior management at your organization feels in talking about discrimination, race and racism?
American Indian, Latino and Black communities have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the United States, and Arizona has been no exception.
In response to the disparate pandemic spread, researchers from Northern Arizona University, University of Arizona, Arizona State University, Mayo Clinic and the Arizona Community Health Worker… Read more