Community Health Workers (CHWs) impact the health of rural communities by: Building trusting relationships with residents as culturally competent members of those
communities, connecting residents to needed health and human services, reaching at-risk, underserved communities, helping to prevent and manage chronic conditions, and developing a healthier lifestyle. AHEC
employs two Community Health Workers through the Mountain Health Alliance, focusing on oral health and behavioral health. Each Community Health Worker has completed the 160-hour, highly vetted Maryland AHEC program office Community Health Worker curriculum, acquired extensive hands-on training, and developed broad backgrounds in their field of focus.
To further the reach and broaden the CHW infrastructure, AHEC
provides the Maryland AHEC program office Community Health Worker training. To learn more or to request information please contact