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Community Health Workers and COVID-19

Resource Topic: Emerging Issues, Clinical Issues

Resource Subtopic: COVID-19.

Keywords: Community Health Workers , Infectious Diseases.

Year Developed: 2020

Resource Type: Publication

Primary Audience: Enabling Staff Outreach Staff PCAs
Secondary Audience: Administrative Staff C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, CMOs, etc) Board of Directors Clinicians

Language: English and Spanish

Developed by: MHP Salud (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. It has been impacting countries around the world, including the United States. Most people infected will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment, however, older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness. This resource covers how Community Health Workers are uniquely equipped to help the community cope with challenges faced due to COVID-19.

Resource Details: Resource is available in English and Spanish.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.