Community Health Workers and Promotores

 A female community health worker smiling with a young male patient.

Healthforce Center researchers are examining the emerging role of community health workers in health care and the implications for providing high-quality care to diverse patient populations. 


Paraprofessionals in California’s Behavioral Health Workforce

One in five adults in California had a mental illness in 2018-2019.

Understanding California’s Community Health Worker/Promotor Workforce: Four Reports

In California, one of the most culturally diverse states in the country, health care must bridge cultural and linguistic divides to serve all...

Dental Health Aides: Adapting a Community Health Worker Program to Preventive Dental Care

Community health workers (CHWs) are an increasingly important member of the healthcare and public health professions who help build primary care...

Supporting the Integration of Community Health Workers in Whole Person Care Pilots

Community health workers (CHWs) are vital contributors to high quality and equitable health services, particularly to vulnerable populations.