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Community Health Workers

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are members of a particular community who are trained in a specific health topic.  After they are trained, they share that knowledge with their friends, co-workers, church, family, etc.

This program is successful because CHWs already have relationships with the people that they are teaching, and can make a positive  impact community health on a grassroots level.

Community Health Worker  Programs:


Tobacco Prevention and Cessation


Community Health Workers educate the Community about the harmful effects of Smoking and using tobacco products, particularly during pregnancy. Community Health Workers present interactive demonstrations, and provide referrals to local free quit-smoking resources.

This Program was sponsored by Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center.

Do You Need a Tune Up Before Pregnancy?
Tune Up Your Health, that is!


Community Health Workers give presentations on pre- and interconception health.  This presentation focuses on preparing physically, emotionally and financially before becoming pregnant.

This program was funded by the Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center.

Clean Start Initiative


Clean Start is a substance free pregnancy program.  Community Health Workers give presentations on how to have a healthy pregnancy and the effects of tobacco, alcohol and drugs during pregnancy.

This program was funded by the Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center.

Start Motherhood with a Healthy Mouth


“Start Motherhood with a Healthy Mouth” provided education to Pregnant Women, New moms, and women of childbearing age on the importance of good dental hygeine before and during pregnancy.

This program was funded by the Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center.

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