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.
Statewide Assessment (2020)
In 2021 the Nebraska Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant program at DHHS formed the CHW Consultant-Trainer Cadre by contracting with eleven experienced Community Health Worker leaders in Nebraska.
The purpose of the CHW Consultant-Trainer Cadre is to provide leadership in CHW workforce development activities in Nebraska. The Cadre will:
The Division of Public Health's Community Health Worker Cadre is excited to recognize Community Health Workers and the efforts they have made during the COVID pandemic to help communities and individuals access the care and services they need, providing social support, and advocacy. We accepted nominations for the CHW Champion Award, CHW Outstanding Service Award and CHW Making a Difference Award. Congratulations to the following winners:
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