Community Health Workers

BRHD Community Health Workers (CHW) Program

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are an integral part of Public Health 3.0 (Public Health 3.0: A Call to Action for Public Health to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century), where cross-sector collaboration is utilized to combat inequity and build healthy communities. By identifying barriers to care and bridging the gap between services locally, BRHD’s CHW team is putting the pedal to the metal for a new & improved public health system!

We have 4 CHWs, 3 are bilingual Spanish speakers.  Check back on this page to find out more about our CHW team and upcoming events.

The Community Health Workers will be at each Health Department site alongside BRHD’s Child & Maternal Health program, providing education on Safe Sleep and FREE portable cribs. Access the flyer HERE to register for the event and reserve your crib. 

CHW Office Hours

BRHD CHWs routinely host Office Hours across the District to connect/refer community members with services and resources (like housing or food), provide education on different health topics, translation services, and a range of other types of support and assistance. View their schedules throughout the District below.

Charlottesville Albemarle Health Department
1138 Rose Hill Drive
Charlottesville VA 22903

Fluvanna County Health Department
132 Main Street
Palmyra VA 22963

Fork Union Community Center
5725 James Madison Highway
Fork Union VA 23055

Louisa County Health Department
Industrial Drive
Louisa VA 23093

Louisa County Public Library
881 Davis Hwy
Mineral VA 23117

Nelson County Health Department
4038 Thomas Nelson Hwy
Arrington VA 22922

COVID-19 Test Kit Distribution Events & Toy Drive
In preparation for the winter holiday season,
our Community Health Workers will be stopping by each BRHD location to give away free at-home COVID-19 test kits. We’ll also be taking toy donations to give to local nonprofits. Please note: only unopened toys will be accepted.

Each event will take place from 3PM – 6PM in the parking lot (look for our mobile health unit ‘MOBI’) on the following dates:

  • Nelson County Health Department: Friday, December 1
    • Click here for flyers in English & Spanish
  • Yancey Community Health Center: Monday, December 4
    • Toys for ages 0-2 years and 16-18 years especially needed
    • Click here for flyers in English & Spanish
  • Fluvanna County Health Department: Tuesday, December 5
    • Click here for flyers in English & Spanish
  • Greene County Health Department: Friday, December 8
    • Toys for ages 3-5 years especially needed
    • Click here for flyers in English & Spanish
  • Louisa County Health Department: Monday, December 11
    • Click here for flyers in English & Spanish
  • Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department: Friday, December 15
    • Click here for flyers in English & Spanish