Community Health Workers (CHWs) will serve as liaisons between the community and health and social service providers to better support Nevada families in Las Vegas and Reno.
CHWs facilitate access to services by addressing social determinants of health like housing and food security in order to improve overall health outcomes in a community. They are equipped with tools and education to provide brief interventions, offer non-traditional counseling, and share the appropriate health education and resources to ensure timely emotional/social support that is culturally appropriate for individuals and families facing challenges in accessing available health and social services.
After identifying the needs of a family or individual, CHWs will offer resources, provide trainings, and connect families with pediatricians and telehealth providers. Ultimately, CHWs will help ensure necessary supports and services are in place in early childhood settings.
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