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. 

GirlTREK

2023

North Carolina Community Health Workers Association

2023

National Association of Community Health Workers

2023

Center for Health Care Strategies

2023

Oregon Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP)

2023

Oregon Health and Science University

2022

The National Academy for State Health Policy

2021

Health Leads

2021

CUNY Graduate School of Public Health; Health Policy Foundation

2020

National Committee for Quality Assurance, Penn Center for Community Health Workers

2020

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.