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Can ordinary citizens help fill gaps in U.S. health care?

A news video from PBS in partnership with Kaiser Health News Health coaches in Harlem are applying lessons learned from struggling communities of South Africa. Can the Community Health Worker (CHW) model improve health on a large scale in the complex health system of the United States? “…here in Harlem, the question is, how can […]

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A Day in the Life of a Community Health Worker (CHW)

By Dominica Rehbein and Nancy Combs, with Nada Dickinson  “Serving as a community health worker is being a resource to help ease some of the stressors in people’s lives. We are a bridge of support that brings our clients to the road of their success.”  — Nada Dickinson, Community Health Worker, Detroit   Nada Dickinson, […]

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A Thirty-Year Commitment to Housing

Bon Secours Baltimore Health System: making housing a priority for close to 30 years By Les Gura Bon Secours Baltimore Health System is located in the heart of southwest Baltimore, a residential neighborhood that in the late 1980s faced the flight of its middle class population and a deteriorating neighborhood around its hospital. Despite that, […]

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