Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

Training community health navigators in the public health workforce to respond during the COVID-19 pandemic

Wu, T., Hoffman, J.L., Chow, C.M., Hartl, B.

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Peer Review Study

Outreach/ Education/ Communications
Social and Community Context
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Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

Community health workers, sometimes called health navigators, played a key role in the public health response to COVID-19, especially among communities of color. This report describes how the community health workforce can be developed by public health departments and shares findings from a community health worker training program focused on vaccination, prevention, and contact tracing.

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Outcomes of Interest

Partnership Building

Priority Population(s)

Arab American, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic, Latino, or Latinx

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