Community Health Worker Initiative of Sonoma County

Sonoma County Health and Human Services

Sonoma County Health and Human Services

http://www.sonoma-county.org/health/

Rita Scardaci , Director
Sonoma County Department of Health Services 

Santa Rosa, CA 95404-1795

www.healthysonoma.org

Health Action: A 22 Vision for Sonoma county

Sonoma County Network of Care http://sonoma.networkofcare.org/ph/home/index.cfm

i Walk Sonoma

 i Grow Sonoma 



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." (APHA definition)


Links to resources by

 Community Health Worker Initiative of Sonoma County
California


Advocating for a Culturally Diverse CHW Association in California 
See CACHW http://cachw.org/
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