Community Health Worker Initiative of Sonoma County

Latino Service Providers  
Latino Service Network

CHWISC will be hosting the Latino Service Provider meeting September 2012!

September 27, 2012
Rotunda Conference Room
3313 Chanate Road
Santa Rosa, California 95404
Contact:  Stephanie Merrida-Grant (707) 326-7554 
  • Latino Service Provider Network manages a distribution mailing list to health care providers. To sign up to receive the news letter
  • Convene a monthly resource sharing meeting of members. Agencies take turns hosting the meeting so that each can promote their own agency and visitors get to know details of services. schedule of meetings: 
  • Wanda Tapia is also the Chair for the Latino Health Forum an annual conference in Santa Rosa that highlights issues affecting Latino Health  
Executive Director: Wanda Tapia 

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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