Community Health Worker Program
Half of all adults in the U.S. are dealing with some type of chronic health condition. Unfortunately, many of those same adults may not understand the impact that their daily habits have on their chronic disease. This can lead to a decrease in quality of life for our residents as they age and health conditions progress. With the help of volunteer community health workers, the Florida Department of Health in Marion County seeks to help residents take control of their health by empowering them with the knowledge and skills to make positive health decisions.
Volunteer community health workers help residents prevent and manage chronic disease through classes and other activities. These health workers provide a much-needed front-line person for residents who need assistance on their journeys to healthier lives. Help make a difference by becoming a community health worker! No medical experience is necessary, and volunteers will receive training and support.
For more information about the community health worker program, please contact Demi Danso-Odei at 352-644-2618.