What is a Community Health Worker?
A Community Health Worker (CHW) is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member with a close understanding of the community they serve. This relationship enables the CHW to be a link between health and social services and the community. To read “The Impact of Community Health Workers on Cardiovascular Risk Reduction” click here.
CHWs in Your Community
Our local Community Health Workers provide outreach, education, referral, follow-up, case management and advocacy for those at-risk for diabetes and heart disease – two of the most preventable and manageable chronic diseases (through medication, diet and exercise).
Our CHWs offer local residents free diabetes and heart disease screenings that include:
• Blood Glucose
• Blood Pressure
• BMI, Height & Weight
• Health Information
We have four Community Health Workers serving the counties of Ouray, San Miguel, Delta and the Westend of Montrose. Please contact the CHW nearest you.
|Norwood & Westend
|Ridgway, Ouray & Telluride
|Olathe & Montrose
Program Distinctions: This service is made possible through the generous support of Health Resources and Services Administration and the participation of Colorado Heart Healthy Solutions.