Community Health Education

Connecting all members of our community to the health resources they need

Building Healthier and Stronger Communities

A Community Health Worker (CHW) is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of the community served who also demonstrates a clear understanding of its healthcare needs. These qualities enable the CHW to serve as a liaison between health and social services and the community. This trusting relationship helps facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competency of all services provided.

The CHW’s active participation and community engagement enables them to fulfill some of the gaps that currently exist in our community. The CHW actively participates during community events, health and educational fairs, community presentations, and health promotional campaigns. During these outreach activities. The CHW is able to facilitate preventive health screenings, information and referral services that can ultimately improve health and quality of life.

The Role of a Sunset Health CHW:

  • To improve the quality of life of those we serve by providing health education services
  • To assist patients to manage and understand their chronic disease condition
  • To coordinate services with multiple community organizations to help improve the quality of life of individuals and their family
  • To raise public awareness on areas most affected by our community

The Goal of a Sunset Health CHW:

  • To fulfill some of the patient’s social needs by partnering and working together with multiple community organizations
  • For families to incorporate simple life style changes in their life
  • To assist patients to navigate the health care system
  • To improve the health levels recommended by the medical provider

How can a Sunset Health CHW help you and your family?

  • By providing important educational tools and information about your chronic condition
  • By guiding you on how to better manage and control your chronic disease by making simple lifestyle changes
  • By working closely with your medical provider in your care coordination plan
  • By providing you with information on different community programs and resources that may improve your quality of life. This includes:
    • One on one health education
    • Educational group sessions
    • Scheduling of a medical appointment
    • Eligibility and enrollment services
    • Transportation services
    • Medication assistance
    • Interpretation and translation assistance
    • Home visitation (as per medical provider request)

Dedication and Commitment: “Customer Driven Care”
A CHW can help you and your family understand and cope with your chronic condition and improve your health knowledge by providing guidance, understanding and education on the following topics:

  • Diabetes and gestational diabetes self-management
  • Healthy nutritional choices
  • Weight management
  • Asthma self-care and control
  • Smoking cessation
  • Hypertension education and understanding
  • Cardiovascular disease prevention

Health tip

Shield infants from the sun

Because their skin is not yet protected by melanin, infants under 6 months should be kept out of direct sunlight as much as possible.