Community Health Worker Initiative of Sonoma County

Community Based Participatory research

Community Based Participatory Research

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Community-Based Participatory Research for Health: From Process to Outcomesby Meredith Minkler and Nina Wallerstein (Oct 27, 2008)

APHA Definition of a Community Health Worker

"A Community Health Worker (CHW) is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables the CHW to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. A CHW also builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy." 

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