Thursday, August 24, 2023

๐Ÿฅ IMSPARK: Empowering the Pacific with Community Health Workers ๐Ÿฅ

 ๐Ÿฅ Imagine - Empowering the Pacific with Community Health Workers ๐Ÿฅ

๐Ÿ’ก Imagined Endstate:

Picture a Pacific region where the profession of Community Health Workers (CHWs) is esteemed and fairly compensated with a living wage. A robust pool of professional CHWs, trained and recruited in the Pacific, filling the existing service gap, fostering community well-being and health.

๐Ÿ”—Link

 https://www.astho.org/communications/blog/state-policies-bolster-investment-in-chw/

๐Ÿ“šSource:

Gorman, B. (2023, July 20). State Policies Bolster Investment in Community Health Workers. ASTHO. Retrieved from

๐Ÿ’ฅWhat's the Big Deal:

The vision of a robust Community Health Worker (CHW) industry in the Pacific could signify a substantive step towards health equity and social well-being. ๐Ÿ‘ฅ State policies are increasingly acknowledging CHWs as indispensable agents of change, crucial in bridging gaps in healthcare and promoting overall wellness. ๐ŸŒฑ By providing dedicated funding, establishing certification programs, and expanding Medicaid coverage, The profession of CHW continues to create advocates, educators, and pillars of public health support within communities. ๐Ÿ’“ CHWs play a pivotal role in bridging the gap between health services and underserved populations, addressing health disparities, and promoting equity. Their expertise and advocacy empower communities to thrive and create a healthier future for the Pacific.

 

Hashtags: #CommunityHealthWorker, #CHW,#HealthEquity,#PacificIslands,#HealthDisparities,#IMSPARK, #PublicHealth,

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