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