COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS
In Teófilo Otoni, Brazil, community health workers like Creude Mendes de Souza play a vital role connecting people to medical and social services.READ HER STORY
Globally, the proportion of people living with chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease is on the rise. We are working to empower patients in self-care of these lifelong conditions, and ensure access to quality healthcare, and linkages to critical community and social services, to reduce barriers to care and holistically address patients’ needs and priorities.
We work with patients, caregivers, providers, communities, and local organizations and health systems to develop and support successful models of care for time critical events like heart attack, sudden cardiac arrest, and stroke.
We elevate the voice and perspectives patients and frontline healthcare workers to ensure their experiences are represented in critical policy and advocacy dialogues at local, national, and global levels.