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Improving maternal health in Cincinnati, OH

Why join the Hub

Health Care Access Now trains and hires Community Health Workers (CHW)—but that is not all. We are also a Certified Pathways Community HUB (Hub) for the Cincinnati area. Which means we partner with agencies to help them adopt the “pathways hub model”—the same model HCAN uses to serve our clients.   The Hub model The […]

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Mercy Health Hub partnership

Kimberley Stephens: lowering the mortality rate, raising spirits

Kimberley Stephens likes to plant seeds in the community. “Sometimes you see the flower bloom, but sometimes you just know that the seeds have been planted and have the potential to grow,” she says.  Stephens is the Manager of Prenatal Outreach for Mercy Health. “We’re in the communities working with women during the prenatal stage […]

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Maternal and Child Health Care

Jade Glover: a new calling and a difference made

Lots of people want to make a difference in the world, but Jade Glover is actually doing it. She came to her current position as a Community Health Worker after spending 10 years working in a hospital.  “I was about halfway through the nursing program when I realized I was on the wrong path for […]

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Health Care Access Now voter engagement in community

Heal the whole person: CHW Lawanda McCoy

Lawanda McCoy has been working as a Community Health Worker on the Maternal and Child Health team for Health Care Access Now for about a year — and she has “loved every minute of it.”  One of the biggest lessons she has learned and applied to her work has been “that the clients are the […]

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What is a Community Health Worker?

What is a Community Health Worker?

A Community Health Worker (CHW) serves as a liaison between the medical and social services entities and the community residents. They advocate for change, improve access to the quality of care, and cultural competency of services delivered. A Community Health Worker also builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range […]

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Diane Hawkins, Community Health Worker at Health Care Access Now

Tracking data, ensuring accuracy: CHW Diane Hawkins

Diane Hawkins, Community Health Worker for Healthcare Access Now, has a natural flair for numbers. Before becoming certified as a CHW, she was “working in an accounting office, processing the same data every month.” She was good at her job, but it was no longer fulfilling: “It got so monotonous. I wanted to work with […]

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Welcome new staff members

Health Care Access Now is growing and expanding

In order to have greater impact on the health of our clients HCAN is expanding its staff. We are pleased to introduce two new talented members:   Tiffany Sowell, Certified Community Health Worker Tiffany is a Certified Community Health Worker who joined the HCAN staff in December 2019. She primarily works with clients in Butler […]

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Help for homelessness

Not here to judge, here to help: CHW Lynniece Scurry

Lynniece D. Scurry, Certified Community Health Worker for Healthcare Access Now, tells a compelling story of one community member who benefited from the work she does: A pregnant woman with two children had just arrived from out of state. She was supposed to have been staying with a friend, but they weren’t getting along.  “She […]

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Interview with Giacoma Telich Health Care Access Now

Seeing the breakthrough with CHW Giacoma Telich

Giacoma Telich, Certified Community Health Worker at HCAN, refers to herself as a “big encourager.” One element of her job that she finds most satisfying is connecting with new people and seeing their breakthroughs. “I can walk into a situation where people have a wall up, but by the end of the day, we’re hugging,” […]

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