Community Health Representative
Virtual Training Series on COVID-19 Best Practices for Community Health Workers
Join IHS and Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health in this series aimed at CHRs, Health Representatives and Educators, and other frontline COVID-19 workers in Indian Country.
May 21: CHR Best Practices in Health Education
May 28: Individual and Community Resiliency
Time: 1 p.m. MT/ 3 PM ET
Join our CHR LISTSERV list to stay informed.
The Community Health Representative (CHR) Program is a unique concept for providing health care, health promotion, and disease prevention services. CHRs have demonstrated how they assist and connect with the community, and their work has become essential to the spectrum of Tribal community-oriented primary health care services. CHRs are great advocates, in part, because they come from the communities they serve and have tribal cultural competence. Their dedicated work has assisted many to meet their healthcare needs. The health promotion and disease prevention efforts that CHRs provide have also helped people from the community improve and maintain their health. By providing health education and reducing hospital readmissions, CHRs have contributed to lowering mortality rates. The demand for CHRs continues to grow.
Visit IHS's Covid-19 Resources page for information and tools, including ones designed for tribal use, on this ongoing health issue.