Community Health Workers (CHWs) are trusted members of their community who help people connect to and access health and social services. They are neighbors, friends, relatives, and staples of their community. They are also advocates, educators, counselors, and supporters of those who need help navigating the health care system.
Community Health Workers are a core part of a healthcare team dedicated to achieving equitable health. They have significant impacts on community health and individual health outcomes, as well as decreasing health care costs, improving patient satisfaction, and improving treatment. They are available to assist you in getting the health care you need through a variety of services, including, but not limited to:
- Cultural Mediation
- Health Education & Information
- Service Coordination & Navigation
- Coaching & Social Support
- Individual & Community Capacity
- Direct Service
- Individual & Community Assessments
- Evaluation & Research
- Translation and interpretation (Marshallese and Spanish)
Information provided by the Arkansas Community Health Worker Association.
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CHW Training & Apprenticeship
Our Community Health Worker Training & Apprenticeship Program offers training and assistance to new and experienced CHWs across Arkansas. Partnering employers will co-sponsor new CHWs as field-placement trainees or apprentices. Trainees will complete 160 hours of tailored education while completing 1 year of on-the-job training with their registered field-placement site in Arkansas.
UAMS Community Health & Research
The Community Health & Research team at UAMS Northwest is leading the way to improve health outcomes for all.Community Health & Research
Mobile Health Screenings
Our team is providing free health screenings and COVID-19 vaccines across Arkansas. Click here to learn more.Mobile Health Services
Arkansas Community Health Worker Association
ARCHWA is a professional association designed to support community health workers across Arkansas in their mission to improve health outcomes and health care.Learn More
Our Healthy Alliance
Our Healthy Alliance is a group of Northwest Arkansas community organizations and health care providers dedicated to helping Arkansans achieve their best health.Our Healthy Alliance