What is a Community Health Worker?
- A frontline worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community served.
- Serves as a liaison/link/intermediary between health and social services to improve the quality and cultural competence of the service delivery in the target population of ADRC clients.
- 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.
How a Community Health Worker (CHW) can assist you:
- Advocating for services/supports
- Setting up a new phone, computer, etc.
- Helping to schedule rides to appointments
- Connecting with other resources and/or services
To connect with the ADRC CHW, please call 715-284-3978 and speak to the person on intake.
For more information on CHW Roles and Responsibilities click here: Community Health Worker Presentation