The Community Health Worker Model is a plank on PPG’s 2011 Community Agenda:
Promote Neighborhood Health through Community Health Workers
The City of Buffalo, Erie County, and New York State should join to
1. launch concentrated initiatives in two target communities to focus existing that address social determinants of health such as housing, education, violence prevention, built environment, and health and social services;
2. create additional resources for concentrated and holistic approaches to individual and community level well-being.
Health should be addressed as a quality of life issue, with Community Health Workers who are of and from the target neighborhoods informing and implementing this process.