- About Us
- Our Approach
- Where We Work
The number of community health workers—also called lay health workers, community health advisors, representatives, promotores(as) de salud, and more—in the U.S. increased by more than 40 percent between 2000 and 2005. Minnesota follows this steep upward trend.
Because of increasing costs of medical care and insurance, many health care systems and organizations are discovering the benefits of training people to spread health information within their own communities and act as links to the formal health care system.
What We Do
Our network aims to facilitate resource-sharing and information exchange among Minnesota’s community health workers from different organizations, communities, and disciplines. In order to do this, we:
* Hold monthly meetings for community health workers to receive in-service training and to network
* Organize regional training opportunities for CHWs and their employers in urban and rural areas
* Provide links to resources for CHWs and CHW employers
* Organize a statewide conference for community health workers, employers, policy makers, and others
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Peer Network Co-Chair Comfort Dondo-Dewey of Portico HealthNet
Sophia London of Face to Face Health and Counseling Service
Community Health Worker of the Quarter 2012
Comfort Dondo-Dewey (Portico HealthNet)