Peer Recovery Specialist - CHW
Advocacy for individuals and community health needs
Community health workers are valuable sources of comfort and support for their communities during times of distress, including the growing presence of COVID-19 in different parts of the country.
Our peer recovery specialist and community healthcare workers program is a vital initiative dedicated to fostering the well-being of individuals in recovery. This compassionate program provides a robust network of trained peer supporters and healthcare professionals who offer invaluable assistance to those navigating the challenging journey of recovery. With a holistic approach, our team focuses on not only connecting individuals to essential recovery services but also ensuring seamless access to primary care. Through personalized and empathetic support, our program aims to empower individuals on their path to recovery, fostering a sense of community and understanding. By establishing meaningful connections, our peer recovery specialist and community healthcare workers play a pivotal role in enhancing the overall health and resilience of those in recovery, creating a supportive environment that promotes lasting well-being.
What is a Community Health Worker?
“A frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables the worker to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. A community health worker also builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy.” American Public Health Association Community Health Worker Section.
Sometimes getting the care you need is not easy. Keeping appointments, finding programs to help with food or housing, and meeting your goals can be hard to do.
The great news is you are not alone!
Our Community Health Worker team will partner with you to live the healthy life you want to live. They can help in whatever way you decide.
Community Health Workers(CHWs) are part of a group of frontline public health workers who provide support to individuals to help with their health goals.
This group of workers are under the umbrella term of “Traditional Health Workers”.
Community Health Workers assist in many ways:
Help you get a provider for your dental, physical, or mental health
Help schedule health visits and go with you if you choose
Share about resources in your area, like food or rent assistance
Work with your doctor’s office or social services
Talk to you about your health benefits
Help you get the benefits you need
Help Get you Covid19 Tested
Help Get you vaccinated
Get connected with a Community Health Worker
Our Community Health Workers understand the needs of the community and know
You can also ask for a Community Health Worker for yourself or an eligible family member by calling Customer Service at 1-609-910-3395.
Once you are referred to a Community Health Worker, you will have one-on-one support.
They will help you figure out any challenges you may be facing. Then together, you will come up with a plan to solve those issues.