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Community health worker Walter Lopez

Community Health Worker Joins Movement

by Jackie Miller As a community health worker (CHW) at Care Connections Program in Los Angeles County, Walfred Lopez acts as a liaison between patients and medical professionals to help people find...
A peer provider helps a patient with mental health issues

People With Mental Illness Are Finding Work Helping Peers (NPR)

A new NPR story about peer support for people with mental illness in Texas, features Joanne Spetz, Healthforce Center's associate director of research. Peer providers are people with lived experience...

Innovators Aim to Make California the Healthiest State

Could California become the healthiest state in the nation by 2022? That is the goal of Let’s Get Healthy California, a public-private initiative started in 2012 with the purpose of advancing the...