Community Health Workers (CHWs) help patients overcome barriers that keep them in poverty.
Identify barriers and set goals
Connect patients to community-based resources
Counsel patients on healthy behaviors, tobacco cessation, chronic disease prevention and health maintenance
Gather patient information to enhance providers’ understanding of needs
Reduce hospital admissions
IMPROVE CARE :
CHWs enable patients to adhere to provider recommendations by connecting patients to community-based resources.
Strengthen patient’s self-sufficiency
Improve access to quality health care
Improve adherence to medication and provider recommendations
Persistent poverty leads to poor health. Community Health Workers are there to help you overcome the barriers that keep you in poverty.
To build a healthier community by optimizing and coordinating services that encourage and empower individuals and families to overcome economic and social barriers to achieve long term health.
Who We Are
HEALTH is a community impact group that is working to optimize and connect resources to help families:
Overcome barriers to achieve health and self-sufficiency
Address the social determinants affecting one’s poverty status.
How does HEALTH work?
Identify your needs What barriers in your life are preventing you or your family from living a healthy life style?
Let’s talk A Community Health Worker is available to work one on one with you to locate needed resources and create solutions that ease you and your family’s hardships.
Make a plan You will work with your Community Health Worker to establish a plan that will help you live a healthier life.
Patee Market Health Center
904 South 10th Street, Suite A
St. Joseph, MO 64501
Fax (816) 233-5296
MOASIC CARE CONNECT
AFL-CIO Community Services Catholic Charities The Center
City of St. Joseph Health Department
City of St. Joseph Transit Division
Community Action Partnership
Community Missions Community Volunteers Family Guidance Center
Habitat for Humanity
Hillcrest Transitional Housing
Live Well St. Joe
MOSAIC Life Care
Northwest Health Services
Social Welfare Board
St. Joseph School District
St. Joseph Youth Alliance
United Way of Greater St. Joseph