Live Healthy Georgia


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Faith-based Communities


Access to Quality Care in Community
Community Health Workers

Who Are CHWs?

CHWs are known by a variety of names, including community health worker, community health advisor, outreach worker, community health representative (CHR), promotora/promotores de salud (health promoter/promoters), patient navigator, navigator promotoras (navegadores para pacientes), peer counselor, lay health advisor, peer health advisor, and peer leader.

As expressed by the Community Health Workers section of the American Public Health Association: CHWs are frontline public health workers who are trusted members of and/or have an unusually close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables CHWs to serve as a liaison, link, or intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.

Background and Briefs on CHWs

Community Health Workers Toolkit From Rural Assistance Center
Community Health Workers in Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection 
Community Health Workers in Diabetes Control
Addressing Chronic Disease Through Community Health Workers: A Policy and Systems-Level Approach
Promoting Policy and Systems Change to Expand Employment of Community Health Workers (CHWs)

Training Materials for CHWs
Breast and Cervical Cancer
Heart Disease and Stroke




Eat Healthy | Be Active

Be Tobacco Free

Access to Quality Care

Health Equity

Chronic Diseases

Community Capacity

ACHIEVE Community: Dalton

Atlanta Promise Neighborhood

Sustainable Seeds





Live Healthy Georgia is an initiative sponsored by the Georgia Department of Public Health