Community health workers provide critical services during pandemic

Physicians may find some relief from administrative burdens by utilizing community health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, a speaker at the virtual North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Rural Primary Care Conference said.“A community health worker (CHW) is a trusted member of the community trained to support disadvantaged individuals,” John Resendes, MA, LPA, HSP-PA, LCAS-A, an analytics and innovations manager at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, told attendees. “They help patients navigate the health care field and resourcesRead More

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