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About

Information for

Programs

Publications

Partners

Funding Disclaimer

Funding for supporting content on this website was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grant, Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilient Communities (CDC-RFA-DP21-2109). The views expressed in written materials or publications do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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Community Health Worker Program

Mission

align three overarching strategies in statewide public health practices to more effectively involve community health workers (CHWs):

  1. Train CHWs to ensure comprehensive acquisition and reinforcement of relevant knowledge, roles, and skills to support the COVID-19 public health response and to manage outbreaks and community spread;
  2. Deploy CHWs to support the COVID-19 public health response to manage outbreaks and spread of COVID-19 among priority populations within communities; and
  3. Engage CHWs to help build and strengthen community resilience to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and other emergent public health threats and priorities by improving the overall health of priority populations within communities.
  4. What we do

    • Align and facilitate the coordination of efforts among public health topics and programs as it relates to Community Health Workers (CHWs).
    • Integrate a health equity focus within our priorities and strategies.
    • Focus on key topic areas, including: COVID-19 response activities; Public health essential skills; Building community resiliency for emergency preparedness and response; Workforce development; Health systems change; Professional development, training, and support; Development of culturally competent materials; Promoting vaccine access and confidence; Disease prevention; Healthcare access; Health equity; and addressing social determinants of health.
    • Administer the Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilient Communities (CDC-RFA-DP21-2109) grant in Rhode Island. In 2021, the Rhode Island Department of Health received a competitive grant award from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to train, deploy and engage community health workers throughout the State of Rhode Island. Within RIDOH, the Community Health Worker Program oversees the fulfillment of all CCR Grant-related initiatives and State requirements. RIDOH is implementing grant-deliverables by working with community-based organizations and agencies located throughout Rhode Island. more