Community Health Worker Initiative of Sonoma County


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“Suicide Prevention & Educational Symposium”
September 10, 2012
8:30am- 4:00pm

Glaser Center / UUCSR
547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa

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Who are Community Health Workers?
CHWs work under many different job titles such as Promotor(a) de Salud,
Outreach Worker, Peer Educator and Patient Navigator. They are recognized by the
Department of Labor as Standard Occupational Classification 21-1094 effective
January 2010. The following definition adopted by the CHW Section is included in
the 2009 APHA Policy Statement on CHWs (

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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