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Florida Community Health Worker (CHW) Coalition

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Welcome to the Florida Community Health Worker (CHW) Coalition Website!

Here you will find resources put together by coalition members that aid in the process of supporting and promoting the CHW profession in Florida.

As you know, community health workers (CHWs) have now been recognized as a critical part of the health care system. CHWs are lay members of communities who work in association with the local health care system in both urban and rural environments and usually share ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status and life experiences with the community members they serve.1 While CHWs focus on different health problems, their duties include outreach, culturally sensitive care, health education/counseling, health advocacy, home visits, health promotion/lifestyle change, perinatal care support and transportation/homemaking.

The Florida CHW Coalition is dedicated to the support and promotion of the CHW profession in Florida. Our goal is to foster information sharing and network opportunities through this website. Please feel free to share your programs and your ideas about the website.

Thanks for visiting the Florida CHW Coalition website, and don’t forget to join the Coalition!


1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions, 2007. Community Health Worker National Workforce Study.

2. Nemcek MA, Sabatier R. State of evaluation: community health workers. Public Health Nurs. 2003; 20 (4):260-70.
This website was established through support by Cooperative Agreement Number 5U58DP001961-02 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Contact Us: Florida Community Health Worker Coalition

For more information, please contact:

Coalition Facilitator:
Marion Banzhaf

Coalition Co-Chairs:
Patria Alguila

Brendaly Rodriguez

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