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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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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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jill byrd cincinnati health department

The healthiest city in the U.S.

D. Jill Byrd, RN, Nursing Supervisor for the Cincinnati Health Department (CHD), wants to “make all the citizens of Cincinnati as healthy as possible and to decrease any barriers that would cause issues for them.” Ultimately, the goal of CHD is to make Cincinnati “the healthiest city in the United States.”  One of her areas […]

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