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Community Health Workers


Employment of community health workers is projected to grow by 11 percent from 2019 to 2029, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. This rate is much faster than the average for all careers. “A growing body of research demonstrates that CHWs improve health outcomes, especially among vulnerable, low-income populations,” according to the Illinois Community Health Worker Advisory Board. “This finding is especially true when CHWs are incorporated into disease prevention programs and chronic disease management, for diseases like diabetes, asthma, hypertension, and depression.”

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