Community Health Worker Models that Work

Community health workers are helping patients grow, develop confidence, ability to communicate their medical needs, advocate for themselves and learn about available resources. Community health worker programs can help organizations and systems save money because they help reduce hospital readmissions and emergency department visits by providing health literacy and other patient support. These are just some of the examples underlined in the video developed by MOHEC, which highlights the experience of the Kansas City CARE Clinic, a free clinic targeting the underserved in the KC metro area. The video describes the role of community health workers, and highlights examples of how they interact with and support patients. The Kansas City CARE Clinic has had great success with this program and has seen improvements in the number of patients that have stopped visiting the emergency department because the patients worked with a community health worker.

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  • Discuss what’s happening in your area.
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All Missourians should have the opportunity to make the choices that allow them to live a long, healthy life, regardless of their income, education, ethnicity, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, ability and any other aspect of a person’s identity. Health starts in our communities, where we live, learn, work and play. As we collectively work to make good health and access to health care a reality for all Missourians, the Missouri Health Equity Collaborative (MOHEC) supports efforts to ensure all Missourians have these opportunities. provides the tools and resources that can help individuals and communities raise the bar for everyone. Get involved today!

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