Rocking Horse Community Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center. Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are community-based organizations that provide comprehensive primary and preventative care to persons of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay. FQHCs provide comprehensive health services to medically under-served areas while helping patients to establish medical homes.
Rocking Horse’s community health workers are critical in assessing the overall needs of Rocking Horse patients and caring for the whole person. CHW’s work to meet non-clinical and social needs to provide better health outcomes for patients. It is estimated that up to 47% of a person’s health status is determined and influenced by the social determinants of health, such as environment, education, and employment as well as access to care determinants and access to healthy food.
Community Health Workers are most often members of the community they are helping and are immersed and involved in the community to provide support and solutions to improve the health and wellbeing of community members.
CHF provided $50,000 for the center’s community health worker (CHW) program.
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