The Community Health Worker Initiative is a local initiative aiming to serve as a liaison between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competences of service delivery. This program provides a connection between health systems and community resources, as well as education on how to reduce behavioral risks. infant mortality by promoting pre- and postnatal care. This program is made possible by funding provided through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Through this program, we work to meet three main objectives:
1. Provide encouragement and social support to assist individuals with goal setting and barrier identification.
2. Assist in coordination care by linking people to appropriate information and services.
3. Provide appropriate health education to individuals, organizations, and communities in an effort to reduce modifiable risk factors and encourage healthy behaviors.
Benefits of participating in the Community Health Initiative include:
Access to trained Community Health Educators, who provide support and help to connect with appropriate resources.
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) and Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP).
Pandemic Preparedness education.
Opportunities to increase knowledge and skills to live healthier.