About Community Health Workers

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Community Health Workers educate and assist the people in their community, personally connecting them with important resources for their health, and building a healthier future for those around them.

Too many Mississippians can't connect with the health services they need to live a good life. Community health workers change that.

  • Community Health Workers bridge the gap between healthcare providers and those in the community in need of care.
  • They inform and educate citizens in their community who suffer from chronic diseases, early childhood diseases, and other special health problems.
  • They make home visits, help patients navigate complex health information systems, advise and help connect patients to care they need.

Community Health Workers are an essential link between healthcare providers and people, and ultimately help reduce health disparities in Mississippi.

Last reviewed on Dec 6, 2023 request edits
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