Key Takeaways

  • This is the second session in a 4-part series focused on the importance of Community Health Workers to address the social determinants of health.

  • Join this session to hear how Presbyterian Healthcare Services has introduced the role of Community Health Workers in health centers in New Mexico, as well as the process of building trust and showing the value of these services among both providers and community members. 

  • Speakers will highlight an initiative to refer community members to Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs through visits with Community Health Workers.

Community Health Workers (CHWs) serve as a connection between medical and social services and their communities. CHWs typically come from the community they work in, and they may be called different titles such as peer health educators, lay health advocates, community health representatives, or promotoras. Community-based organizations are also using CHWs to screen for social determinants of health and to deliver evidence-based programs, such as the Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs. 

Register today to take part in our Community Health Worker webinar series, where you will learn how to:

  • Raise awareness about the role of Community Health Workers to implement evidence-based programs and help drive referrals
  • Discuss avenues for sustaining and reimbursing CHWs
  • Highlight how CHWs can help organizations reach diverse populations and address social determinants of health factors


  • Valerie Quintana, MA, PTP, Director, Community & Clinical Linkages, Presbyterian Healthcare Services
  • Jennifer Pretzeus, Project Coordinator, Presbyterian Healthcare Services
  • Crystal Ziff, Community Health Worker, Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Register for our other parts in this series by clicking on the link below: