Community Health Workers
Connecticut's front line in addressing the social determinants of health to improve health equity.
Information for Community Health Workers and CHW Workforce
Who are Community Health Workers?
CHWs are public health outreach professionals with an in-depth understanding of a community’s experience, language, culture, and socioeconomic needs. Among other things, they (1) serve as liaisons between community members and health care and social service providers and (2) provide a range of services, including outreach, advocacy, and care coordination.
We are proud to announce that starting January 2020, you can apply for voluntary Community Health Worker Certification in Connecticut.
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