Improved quality of care, increased compliance, and reduced costs—these are just a few of the many benefits of including community health workers as part of a comprehensive health care team. Research has shown that community health workers can help patients—especially those with language or other barriers—navigate complex health care systems. See an example from an Oklahoma City, OK, health alliance. From the CDC, published in April 2016.
See how community and business leaders are making changes to improve health in African American communities. From the CDC,published May, 2016.
Hispanic communities engaged local leaders and business owners to improve health. From the CDC, published May, 2016.