CHRs are important because they are completely familiar with the
dialects and the unique cultural aspects of their patient’s
lives. CHRs are a role model for the community they serve; they are
the ones people can go to when they need someone to advocate their
needs, guidance and help. The roles of CHR differ from day to day
and from which clients are served here are some typical duties a
CHR might perform.
Visiting clients in the home and referring people in need of
care to the proper facility.
Explaining the available health programs, the health policies
and procedures that the community members must abide by when seeking
Organize community health promotion and disease prevention events
and facilitate the learning. Events can include.
Well baby clinics
Safety in the home
Use of machinery/automotive vehicles
Medication/ Drug storage
Proper sanitation and maintenance of the community/personal
buildings and grounds
Educate people of the health hazards of behaviors such as:
poor eating habits
Offer transportation to health promotion facilities for those
Enter diagnostic patient specific data into official patient
medical record through the use of the CHR component of the RPMS
(Resource and Patient Management System).
Arrange for police/ambulance transport in accident or emergency
Attend staff meetings
Maintain standards and Ethics.
Report to the service unit director the overall impact and effectiveness
of the program.
Advocate for the health needs of the community and programs to
the service unit director.