Early Childhood Development: What CHWs Can Do to Support Families

At the heart of a thriving community lies the well-being of its youngest members. Maternal and child health significantly shapes the future, and Community Health Workers (CHWs) play a pivotal role in supporting families through the critical phase of early childhood development. Understanding the Impact The formative years of a child’s life lay the foundation […]

Well-Child Visits: What to Expect

Well-child visits are regular checkups that children have with their healthcare provider. They are an important part of keeping children healthy and preventing problems. Well-child visits start soon after birth and continue throughout childhood. What happens during a well-child visit? During a well-child visit, the healthcare provider will: Measure the child’s height, weight, and head […]

Immunizations: What CHWs need to know

What are immunizations? Immunizations are vaccines that help to protect people from infectious diseases. They are given as injections or oral drops. Vaccines work by exposing the body to a small amount of a weakened or inactive form of a virus or bacteria. This helps the body to develop immunity to the disease, so that […]

Prenatal Care: Why it’s Important and How CHWs can Help

Prenatal care is healthcare that a pregnant woman receives to protect her health and the health of her developing baby. It includes regular checkups with a healthcare provider, such as a doctor or midwife. Prenatal care is important for all pregnant women, regardless of their age, health, or income. Why is prenatal care important? Prenatal […]

Supporting Patients with Depression and Anxiety

Depression and anxiety are two of the most common mental health conditions, affecting millions of people worldwide. They can cause a wide range of symptoms, including sadness, hopelessness, worry, and fear. While depression and anxiety are serious conditions, they are treatable, and community health workers (CHWs) can play a vital role in supporting patients with […]

Mental Health Awareness and Education for CHWs

Mental health is just as important as physical health, but it is often overlooked or stigmatized. Community health workers (CHWs) can play a vital role in promoting mental health awareness and education in their communities. What is mental health? Mental health is the state of our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It influences how we […]

Chronic pain management: What CHWs can do to help

What is chronic pain? Chronic pain is pain that lasts for longer than 12 weeks. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including injury, disease, and inflammation. Chronic pain can be debilitating, and it can make it difficult to perform everyday activities, work, and enjoy life. How can CHWs help with chronic pain […]

Supporting Patients with Cancer through Treatment and Beyond

Cancer is a complex and challenging disease that can have a devastating impact on patients and their families. Community health workers (CHWs) play an important role in supporting patients with cancer through treatment and beyond. CHWs can provide education, support, and resources to help patients with cancer understand their condition, make healthy choices, and manage […]

Helping Patients with Asthma manage their Symptoms

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways, making it difficult to breathe. It is one of the most common chronic diseases among children, but it can also affect adults. While there is no cure for asthma, there are effective treatments that can help people with asthma manage their symptoms and […]

Heart Disease Prevention for CHWs

Community health workers (CHWs) play an important role in heart disease prevention. By educating patients about the risk factors for heart disease and helping them make healthy lifestyle changes, CHWs can help to prevent heart disease and its complications. Here are some tips for CHWs on how to provide effective heart disease prevention support: Educate […]

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