Reimagining healthcare requires a full ecosystem redesign.
Health and illness are expressions of an entire life lived, and the pathways leading to adverse outcomes are inextricable from our personal histories and cultural contexts. They have social roots with multiple intersections, including racism, that form unique and complex lived conditions the old systems of health care and public health were simply not designed to accommodate.
COMMUNITY HEALTH PARTNERSHIPS
Throughout the country, a holistic, relational, person-centered, and community-driven health system is emerging, and at its heart are community-based organizations and leaders with greater proximity to the challenges we face and the solutions we need.
CHAP tailors its resources and activities to support the integration of this community health workforce into the ecosystem of care, and we bring proven models, research, and capacity to bolster local impact and inform policy.
Understanding the Community Health Workforce
When we talk about the community health workforce, we’re talking about trained and trusted frontline caregivers who share lived experience with members of the communities they serve. These public health workers and field leaders not only bring deep expertise to their work, but also have the best sense of effective processes for their communities, what outcomes matter to the individuals they serve, and what impact really looks like.