Ten Key Findings
A Community Health Worker (CHW) is an individual who:
A CHW is a trusted member of, or has good understanding of, the community they serve. They are able to build trusting relationships and are able to link individuals with the systems of care in the communities they serve. 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. CHW is an umbrella term used to define other professional titles.
In Nebraska, many partners and stakeholders are supporting the development of the CHW workforce. In 2019, Nebraska's Maternal Child Health Title V program contributes by:
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