Community Health Workers

Community Health Workers

Assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. Conduct outreach for medical personnel or health organizations to implement programs in the community that promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health. May provide information on available resources, provide social support and informal counseling, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and provide services such as first aid and blood pressure screening. May collect data to help identify community health needs.

Key Competencies * Dependability * Integrity * Cooperation * Independence * Adaptability/Flexibility * Initiative * Concern for Others * Social Orientation * Innovation * Leadership

Representative Tasks * Maintain updated client records with plans, notes, appropriate forms, or related information. * Advise clients or community groups on issues related to improving general health, such as diet or exercise. * Perform basic diagnostic procedures, such as blood pressure screening, breast cancer screening, or communicable disease screening.


Health Care & Social Assistance, Government, Other Services (Except Public Administration),

Job Family Community and Social Service

Sample Job Titles Apprise Counselor, Assistant Director of Nutrition and Wellness Programs, Chief Program Officer, Community Health Advisor, Community Health Advocate, Community Health Agent, Community Health Counselor, Community Health Navigator, Community Health Outreach Worker, Community Health Program Coordinator, Community Health Program Representative (Community Health Program Rep), Community Health Promoter, Community Health Representative, Community Health Worker (CHW), Community Liaison, Community Nutrition Advisor, Community Nutrition Educator, Community Resource Navigator, Health Advocate, Health Navigator, Health Outreach Worker, HIV CTS Specialist (Human Immunodeficiency Virus Counseling and Testing Services Specialist), Lay Health Advocate, Mental Health Advocate, Peer Health Promoter, Public Health Outreach Worker, Public Health Worker.