Welcome to CHI-RI!
Community Health Innovations of Rhode Island (or CHI-RI) is community directed coalition that fosters community building and economic growth to improve health outcomes in Rhode Island. CHI-RI envisions a a healthier Rhode Island where diverse populations can build on their own resources and rich culture to achieve thriving communities. Community Health Workers (CHWs) is vital for communities to thrive. When CHWs check the pulse of the community and develop tailored programs to they can then better address health and wellness challenges, CHI-RI is able to meet the community where they are, engage with them, and advocate for the resources needed. CHI-RI achieves this specifically by:
- Providing Community Health Workers (CHWs) Programs
- Providing technical assistance to community placed CHWs
- Community Assessment
- Advocating for the advancement of CHW as a profession
Building and developing communities has a health enhancing influence. A network of community oriented community health workers can build and enhance the capacity of underrepresented diverse communities. We will enhance community engagement and create more discussion on how social forces shape disparate health outcomes.