What would you like to share about your work and interest in the field of asthma?
Asthma is such a prevalent condition in the communities we serve and to be able to share life changing education and support in a culturally appropriate way is the approach that is equitable and builds self-efficacy.
Why do you find CAC beneficial (to you, your organization, your community)?
I find that CAC is beneficial because it stays committed to providing community appropriate information, bringing the voice of Community Health Workers (CHWs) as well as individuals to the table to make sure the correct approach, knowledge, and interventions are implemented applicable to the populations being addressed.
What can you offer other members (information, resources, peer support, mentorship, etc)?
With the experience of doing any work comes a certain degree of expertise. My expertise is indicative of Community Health Workers because we embody the heart of the communities we serve. With my years of bringing service to the community, I can be a mentor, a resource, and peer support for fellow CHWs, and those who supervise and manage them. It is important that knowledge along with continued education is shared to make sure that CHWs are equipped to handle the changing environment they work in. Utilizing the successes and challenges of those who came before them, CHWs have a guide to shaping their journey. I try to do that with every interaction I have, no matter how small.