Community health workers: social justice and policy advocates for community health and well-being.

@article{Prez2008CommunityHW,
  title={Community health workers: social justice and policy advocates for community health and well-being.},
  author={Leda M P{\'e}rez and J. Marquez Martinez},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2008},
  volume={98 1},
  pages={11-4}
}
Community health workers are resources to their communities and to the advocacy and policy world on several levels. Community health workers can connect people to health care and collect information relevant to policy. They are natural researchers who, as a result of direct interaction with the populations they serve, can recount the realities of exclusion and propose remedies for it. As natural researchers, they contribute to best practices while informing public policy with the information… CONTINUE READING
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