The Community Health Worker (CHW) Workforce Collaborative represents community organizations nationwide, focused on addressing inequities in COVID-19 vaccine access and identifying drivers behind individuals’ vaccination decisions. We are dedicated to serving Asian, Asian American (A/AA), Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (NH/PI) communities, whose members belong to more than 50 ethnic groups and speak more than 100 languages and dialects.
The CHW Workforce Collaborative believes in the importance of providing disaggregated data to our partners and the communities they serve. This data can empower community members to take an active role in improving their health and well-being.
We recognize that health is the product of individual and community-level interactions, influenced by complex policies and systemic factors. Through vaccine surveys and learning more about the unique challenges both CHWs and community members face, we provide specific training materials and resources to better deliver patient-centered care and support our partners in the pursuit of health equity and access.
By furthering our understanding of different barriers our partners face, the data allows the opportunity to develop tailored interventions to address these barriers, and increase engagement with partners from all levels to better manage patient and population needs. We also hope that the data can be utilized to inform policies and ensure that patients of diverse backgrounds and experiences, including uninsured patients, have an opportunity to attain their full health potential.