MHP Salud Resource Portfolio:
Community Health Workers and Emergency Preparedness
Resources and Reference Materials on Emergency Preparedness
The consequences of an unexpected emergency situations due to natural disasters can be life changing. This is especially true for families who are low-income or live in areas that lack resources like medical facilites, community centers, public transportation and grocery stores. Community Health Workers (CHWs), who live in the very communities they serve, are uniquely positioned to prepare low-income families for a potentially life-threatening natural disaster. They are experts on what outreach methods work best in their region and know how to build trusting relationships with community members. CHWs are able to present information in a manner that is culturally and linguistically competent. Additionally, their in-depth knowledge of the community can be leveraged to direct families to emergency services that can address unique situations.
The Migrant Family Emergency Checklist contains important questions for all migrant families in emergency preparedness. Emergency situations can be hard to predict, but there are easy steps you can take to be prepared.
Training for your organization, made simple.
In addition to publishing resources and conducting our own Community Health Worker (CHW) programs, MHP Salud offers a variety of training and consulting services to help organizations create and optimize their own CHW programs. When we provide these services, we put our 35 years of experience to work to enhance your organization’s services and improve your overall reach. Does your organization employ Community Health Workers? We can help.