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Products|Lay/community health workers

Lay/community health workers serve as a liaison between health and social services and their community to facilitate access to services and to improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. While their roles vary significantly, they are typically given a limited amount of training and supplies to help provide social support, essential primary health care and build health literacy. Read our products below for evidence and insights about the role of lay/community health workers in the health system.