Priority Area: Access to Health and Wellness
Strategies to Improvement
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Community health workers (CHWs) serve a variety of functions including providing outreach, education, referral and follow-up, case management, advocacy and home visiting services. CHWs may work autonomously or as part of a multi-disciplinary team in primary or specialty care. Training of CHWs varies widely with intended role and work location. CHW services are provided to individuals at high risk of poor health outcomes, with chronic diseases such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease. They also work with women at high risk for poor birth outcomes, providing pregnant women and new mothers with emotional and practical support and education on topics such as family planning, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and vaccination.
Source: What Works for Health, County Health Rankings and Roadmaps: Community health workers
Healthy People 2020 Physical activity objectives support the health benefits of regular physical activity. There are objectives related to increasing the proportion of trips made by walking and bicycling by adults as well as increasing legislative policies for the built environment that enhance access to and availability of physical activity opportunities.
Access and availability of healthy foods can help people follow healthful diets. Two Nutrition and Weight Status objectives relate to food retail outlets: Increase the number of state-level policies that incentivize food retail outlets to provide foods that are encouraged by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans; and increase the proportion of Americans who have access to a food retail outlet that sells a variety of foods that are encouraged by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.