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CHW Health Disparities Initiative

Partner with Us

We cannot do it alone! The NHLBI has partnered with a variety of federal agencies and national and community-based groups to help reach the goals of the Community Health Worker Health Disparities Initiative. See the list below of past partners:

  • Federal Partners
    • Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
    • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
    • Indian Health Service (IHS)
  • American Indian Tribal Programs and Organizations
  • Professional Societies/Organizations
    • Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC)
  • Community-Based Organizations
    • Center for Hispanic Policy and Advocacy (ChisPA), Providence, RI
    • Centro San Bonifacio, Chicago, IL
    • Council for the Spanish Speaking, Stockton, CA
    • Hands Across Cultures, Española, NM
    • Migrant Health Promotion, Las Colonias, TX
  • Community Clinics
    • Centro San Vicente, El Paso, TX
    • Clínica del Pueblo, Washington, DC
    • Escondido Community Health Center, Escondido, CA
    • Gateway Community Health Center, Laredo, TX
    • Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services (FQHC), Honolulu, HI
    • Mariposa Community Health Services, Nogales, AZ
    • North County Health Services, San Diego, CA
    • West End Medical Clinic, Atlanta, GA
  • International Health Organizations
    • Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
  • Promotores Networks
  • Public Housing Resident Organizations
  • Academic Institutions
    • New York University
    • School of Public Health, El Paso Regional Campus
    • The University of Texas, Health Science Center at Houston

The NHLBI and its partners have worked together to address the following goals:

  • Identify and address the needs of communities and populations trying to improve heart health among members of their community.
  • Integrate CHWs into successful public health programs that are tailored to meet the needs of their communities.
  • Work with CHWs to prevent and control heart disease to reduce health disparities.
  • Help ensure that CHWs are supported and valued for their integral role in a public health approach to reduce health disparities.

Interested in starting a program?

Check out the Start A Program page to get started today!

Check out our Communities in Action section to see current and past projects from our partners.

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Last Updated: June 2014