Community Health Workers
On the Job
Community Health Workers work with individuals and communities. They may create community programs that promote or maintain health. They may conduct outreach for medical or health organizations. They may provide support or counseling, and they may promote medical services, like blood pressure screening or first aid.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Develop working relationships with others to facilitate program activities.
- Maintain client records.
- Confer with clients to discuss treatment plans or progress.
- Interpret cultural or religious information for others.
- Help clients get needed services or resources.
- Provide basic health care services.
- Refer clients to community or social service programs.
- Collect information about community health needs.
- Lead classes or community events.
- Teach life skills or strategies to clients or their families.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working with a group or team.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Close physical proximity with other people.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
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