Community Health Worker Services

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are public health workers who serve as a liaison between the community and health/social services.  CHWs help patients and their families navigate their health journeys by accessing resources, increasing health education, and helping to adopt healthy behaviors and lifestyles.  CHWs can come to your home or meet in the clinic to discuss your needs and find the resources and services to help.

CHWs can help with:

  • Health management
  • Health education
  • Self-management support
  • Scheduling appointments for medical, dental, or behavioral health services
  • Food pantry
  • SNAP
  • WIC
  • Transportation
  • Housing assistance
  • Utility assistance
  • Medicaid application assistance
  • Community activities
  • Domestic violence shelter
  • Foster physicals
  • Foster transition services
  • Budgeting
  • Job search assistance
  • Other services based on need

Hickory County: (417) 745-2121

Dallas County: (417) 993-1002

Polk/Dade Counties: (417) 328-6334




CHW Children and Family Initiative

Our Children & Family CHW helps all families, including those in the following circumstances:

  • Children in the care and custody of DSS (foster children/placement)
  • Children or youth in alternative care
  • Children receiving adoption or legal guardianship subsidy
  • Children in relative or kinship care (e.g. grandparents caring for grandchildren)
  • Former foster care youth under the age of 26 who were in foster care on their 18th birthday
  • Youth involved in youth services/juvenile justice




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