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Community Health Representative and Community Health Worker Resources

Community Health Worker Resources

What does it meant to be a Community Health Worker?

Community Health Workers (CHW) are effective, frontline public health workers who are trusted members of vulnerable populations because they share the same ethnicity, language, and life experiences as the communities they serve.  During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Community Health Workers were vital to public health response, particularly in rural communities. 

CHWs are known by many titles:

  • Promotoras de salud (promotoras), who represent and serve Latino/a communities, and
  • Community Health Representatives (CHRs), who represent and serve primarily American Indian and Alaskan Native communities.