Community Health Workers

The CHC Wellness Center offers group-based physical activity classes, nutrition education, cooking demonstrations, chronic disease prevention and management education.

Beginning in July 2015, Caring Health Center (CHC) has worked towards integrating linguistically and culturally diverse Community Health Workers (CHWs) into the primary care teams through 2 funding streams (Partnership for Community Health and Centers for Disease Control/MA Department of Public Health,1422).  Across the two grants, the target populations for CHW support included patients with prediabetes, undiagnosed hypertension or uncontrolled hypertension, any uncontrolled chronic illness, fallen out of care, and with barriers to basic needs.


In 2017, CHC was awarded the 2017 Massachusetts Outstanding Community Health Worker Program of the Year from the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers (MACHW).


In 2018, CHC provided leadership in the development of CHW and Care Coordination Teams across the BeHealthy Partnership Accountable Care Organization to spread and modify the CHW model to address barriers to care and social determinants of health.


Who are Community Health Workers?

Serve as a liaison between clinical care team/primary care, the Wellness Center, and community resources;

Reduce barriers and social determinants of health (SDH) to basic needs and health care through needs assessment (including home-based) and facilitate internal and external linkage to resources;

Bridge cultural and linguistic barriers;

Promote and engage patients in prevention or self-management goal-setting, education, and resources.


MADPH Community Health Worker web page: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/community-health/prevention-and-wellness/comm-health-wkrs/


For more information on the Community Health Worker program, contact Johanna Lopez at 413-739-1100 ext 3252.

Wellness Center

For after-hour services, please call:
(413) 739-1100

Para servicios fuera del horario de atenciĆ³n, llame al: (413) 739-1100.


This health center is a Health Center

Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b,

and a deemed Public Health Service

Employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).




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