Community health workers at the front lines of the pandemic are providing essential care for underserved populations.
Across the world, some of the most important factors contributing to poor health are rooted in social determinants of health, including the cost and affordability of care, language barriers, lack of experience with health systems, transportation needs, childcare, safety, and other social issues. Traditional health systems are often ill-equipped to address these barriers. So, now more than ever, Community Health Workers (CHWs) are playing a significant role in bridging these gaps and helping underserved people access the healthcare they need. Read the Full Article.