Healthy families raise healthy children. The OKC-County Health Department’s Health at School program partners with local schools to help them become healthier places for staff, students and families. One way we do this is through the use of Community Health Workers (CHWs).
CHWs work with families of school-aged children. Through strong relationships, they help families find and follow through with medical, mental health and social services in the community. CHWs also provide information, education and advocacy. They’re well-positioned to do this, as they are members of the communities they serve and have built trust with vulnerable families.