A Community health worker helps a young woman with medical questions.

Community Health Workers

Community Health Workers (CHW) are members of the community who have an understanding of health systems, chronic conditions, disease prevention and community resources. CHWs can help any member of the community to navigate the Health Care System; they can help you finding resources in multiple areas, they can advocate on your behalf, set up doctor’s appointments, help you understand your diagnosis and treatment plan, help you establish patterns and behaviors that will keep you healthy.
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    WHAT ARE COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS?

    CHC of Wyandotte County believes in the ability of Community Health Workers (CHWs) as agents of lasting change. According to APHA, CHWs “build 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.”

    In addition to their health knowledge, Community Health Workers have intimate knowledge of the community they work in and can provide unique insight to the strengths, weaknesses, and needs of those they serve.

    NUMBER OF CLIENTS SERVED?
    0
    Total Reached
    CHW CLIENT'S GENDER
    0
    %
    Female Identifying
    CHW CLIENT'S GENDER
    0
    %
    Male Identifying
    AGE OF CHW CLIENTS
    • 64+
    • 0-12
    • 13-19
    • 20-64
    CHW CLIENT INSURANCE
    Uninsured
    Underinsured
    Private Coverage
    RACE AND ETHNICITY
    American Indian
    Asian
    African American
    White
    Other
    MEET YOUR COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS
    Julio Caro20210125223233

    Julio Caro

    Community Health Worker
    CHC of Wyandotte County
    Ruth Ramos20210125222529

    Ruth Ramos

    Community Health Worker
    CHC of Wyandotte County
    Taneisha Ngugi20200715131559

    Taneisha Ngugi

    Community Health Worker
    CHC of Wyandotte County
    Vanessa Camacho Zepeda20200611210930

    Vanessa Camacho Zepeda

    Community Health Worker
    CHC of Wyandotte County
    Angela McCall20200611205721

    Angela McCall

    Community Health Worker
    CHC of Wyandotte County
    Carla Moralez20200108144711

    Carla Moralez

    Community Health Worker
    CHC of Wyandotte County

    READ SOME CHW SUCCESS STORIES

    Help Navigating The Struggle20210319154759

    Help Navigating The Struggle

    CHCWebMarch 19, 2021
    A client reached out to the health department with concerns for his pregnant daughter and two young grandchildren. The health...
    Finding a Primary Care Provider20200114115053

    Finding a Primary Care Provider

    CHCWebJanuary 14, 2020
    Community Health Worker Success StoriesPicking a Primary Care Doc.Note For This SeriesThanks to a generous grant from United ...
    POINT OF CONTACT: COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS
    Dr. Manuel Solano20200529120651

    Dr. Manuel Solano

    Program Director
    CHC of Wyandotte County
    Mariah Chrans, IBCLC20200513212913

    Mariah Chrans, IBCLC

    Project Director
    Cradle Kansas City
    PROJECT DETAILS: COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS

    Year Launched:

    The CHW campaign was first released in Winter of 2016

    People Reached

    This campaign provided CHWs for thousands across Wyandotte

    Outreach Mediums Utliized

    Print, Video, Social Media, Outreach Events

    COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER'S SUPPORTING PARTNERS

    Learn More About the CHC Board of Directors

    The mission of the Community Health Council of Wyandotte County is to enhance health outcomes in Wyandotte County through informing, collaborating, aligning, mobilizing and activating organizations, government entities and community members.

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