Community health worker (CHW) programs are broken down into six categories. Please note program models are not mutually exclusive; some programs may fall into more than one category. This allows for greater flexibility in program design.
Promotora de Salud/Lay Health Worker Model
CHWs are members of a target population sharing social, cultural and economic characteristics.
Member of Care Delivery Team Model
CHW renders direct health services collaborating with medical professionals.
Care Coordinator/Manager Model
CHW helps people with complex health conditions navigate healthcare systems.
Health Educator Model
CHW delivers education to a target population.
Outreach and Enrollment Agent Model
Similar to Health Educator model, with greater outreach and enrollment responsibilities.
Community Organizer and Capacity Builder Model
CHW promotes community action and builds community support for new activities.
- Program Model Resources