Community Health Worker Initiative of Sonoma County

Community Health Works

Community Health Works

http://www.communityhealthworks.org/

Community Health Works, 
a partnership of San Francisco State University and City College of San Francisco
Department of Health Education | 1600 Holloway Avenue | San Francisco CA 94132-4161

T: (415) 338-3034 | F: (415) 338-7948 | E: chw@sfsu.edu

Resources courtesy of


Community Health Workers Initiative of Sonoma County
California (707)763-3260

"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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