Minnesota Community Health Worker Peer Network
122 W Franklin Ave, Ste 510, Minneapolis, MN, 55404-2454
A Community Health Worker (CHW) provides communities with information about health issues that affect them and link individuals with the health and social services they need to achieve wellness.
All Counties in Minnesota
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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PH-1400.6500Peer to Peer Networking Definition
Programs that link individuals who have a particular disability or condition or have specific types of life experiences and are interested in meeting or corresponding with others who have similar disabilities, conditions or experiences for the purpose of information sharing and support.
YO-3000.1400Community Health Workers Definition
Lay members of communities who work either for pay or as volunteers in association with the local health care system in both urban and rural environments and usually share ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status and life experiences with the community members they serve. They have been identified by many titles such as community health advisors, lay health advocates, "promotores (as)", outreach educators, community health representatives, peer health promoters and peer health educators. CHWs offer interpretation and translation services, provide culturally appropriate health education and information, assist people in receiving the care they need, give informal counseling and guidance on health behaviors, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and provide some direct services such as first aid and blood pressure screening.