Community health workers (CHWs) play an important role in educating their communities about heart disease by implementing culturally tailored health promotion and disease prevention programs. As trusted members of their community, they can share information and encourage healthy lifestyle behaviors on a range of health issues that can help reduce health disparities. This is especially true in communities disproportionately affected by heart disease—African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.