The North Country Health Consortium Community Health Worker Program provides assistance and support to individuals, your community, and to other health-care professionals. This support is offered at no cost to you and delivered by trusted members of your community.
A Community Health Worker is a front-line public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables the worker to serve as a liaison/ link/ intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.
A Community Health Worker 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.
–The American Public Health Association
Are you a provider seeking Community Health Worker (CHW) assistance for your patient?
The North Country Health Consortium Community Health Worker Program is designed to:
~Increase access to breast and cervical cancer screenings.
~Improve patient access to services by addressing social determinants of health.
~Reduce healthcare costs for public and private payers.
~Improve patient compliance with medications and other therapies.
~Close the gaps in understanding that can occur between provider visits and patients’ homes.
Download the CHW Program Brochure for Providers to learn more!
Click here for the CHW Provider Brochure
Contact us today to set up a referral system that works for your practice:
Call 603-575-9078 or email CHW@nchcnh.org
~Advocate for your health
~Help you access the services you need
~Help you improve conditions for your health
~Educate and support to improve your ability to manage your health
~Work with diverse and disadvantaged populations at high risk for illness, disability, and death
~Provide patient-centered counseling
~Provide care management
~Facilitate support groups
~Provide culturally and linguistically-appropriate services
~Advocate, organize, and support social change to advance health and welfare for all clients
~Provide home visits
Download the CHW Program Brochure to learn more! Click here for the CHW Brochure