Report: Community Health Worker Roles and Responsibilities in Rural and Urban America

Growing bodies of research in public health point to community health workers (CHWs) as vital figures in ensuring cost-effective access to needed services. They are uniquely situated, often armed with cultural competence and a personal understanding of the challenges their clients face, to help clients navigate barriers and address social determinants of health. To investigate the CHW field in rural and urban environments, researchers at the Southwest Rural Health  Research Center conducted a series of focus groups in four states and report on commonalities and differences between CHWs in urban and rural areas.  Click here to read the report.