Community Health Worker
Taxonomy Code172V00000X

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The Community Health Worker specialty is generally very female-friendly with a large majority (76%) of providers reporting as female compared to only 23% reporting as male. People living in California, Nevada, Florida, Wyoming, and Texas enjoy living in one of the 5 most popular states/territories where Community Health Worker providers practice. In all, there are 12,250 registered Community Health Worker providers in the United States with over 2,034 of those located in California alone while around 699 chose to practice in Nevada.
Community Health Worker providers have been assigned the 172V00000X taxonomy code in the NPI registry, which is a Level II Classification. Click here for more information about medical specialty types.

Overall, Community Health Worker specialists practice in 54 different states/territories.

Community Health Worker

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Community health workers (CHW) are lay members of communities who work either for pay or as volunteers in association with the local health care system in both urban and rural environments and usually share ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status and life experiences with the community members they serve. They have been identified by many titles such as community health advisors, lay health advocates, "promotores(as), outreach educators, community health representatives, peer health promoters, and peer health educators. CHWs offer interpretation and translation services, provide culturally appropriate health education and information, assist people in receiving the care they need, give informal counseling and guidance on health behaviors, advocate for individual and community health needs, and provide some direct services such as first aid and blood pressure screening. Some examples of these practitioners are Community Health Aides or Practitioners established under 25 USC ?1616 (l)

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