Community Health Worker Program
HCTC’s newly established Community Health Worker Program, funded by the Connecticut Health Foundation and the City of Hartford, with partners the Hispanic Health Council and Family Life Education. A regional initiative to continue the public health response to the pandemic, the program in its first months hired Community Health Workers (CHWs) to provide outreach, education, and distribution of COVID-19 information to more than 3,000 Greater Hartford residents and merchants.
Our mission is team-based care. During an unprecedented time where many have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, we strive to branch the chasm of uncertainty through compassionate and responsive community initiatives that address all the critical health factions within the Greater Hartford Area.
Since the beginning of the Community Health Worker Program in the fall of 2020, we have brought together a diverse group of trusted and dedicated CHW's (Community Health Worker). They each possess a unique understanding of the neighborhood they serve which enables them to aid as quality liaisons between sustainable services and the community.
What's in store moving forward?
Moving forward our CHWs will continue to play a key part in educating our communities on any COVID-19 related issues and/or concerns. Also, CHWs will address the stigmas surrounding the vaccines and ensuring that our at-risk citizens are vaccinated. As well as putting the word out about other resources that may be available to Hartford residents.
Community Health Workers frontline outreach to the Greater Hartford community, providing residents and merchants more than 500 masks each week to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.
About public health (COVID-19 prevention) and public safety (victims of violent crime services).