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Keeping Our Community Health Workers Safe

Rebecca Gustaf

UNM CARE NM Community Health Workers, or CHWs, go above and beyond to ensure the most 'at risk' New Mexicans have access to the services vital to their health and well being.  Often this means meeting with their clients at their homes, which can put the CHW in a vulnerable position.  The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department has begun a self defense and awareness training program with CARE NM to make sure that our community health workers stay safe in the field and are able to do their job, which is not only imperative to the health of their clients, but to the overall public health of New Mexico.

For more information about CARE NM, please visit: http://fcm.unm.edu/programs/care-nm/index.html