Author Interview: “Why Community Health Workers’ Roles in Latinx Communities Are Essential”


Wandy D. Hernandez-Gordon joins Ethics Talk to discuss her article: “Why Community Health Workers’ Roles in Latinx Communities Are Essential.”

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Wandy D. Hernandez-Gordon, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), CLC, CCE(ACBE) is the director of business development and expansion at HealthConnect One in Chicago, Illinois, where she previously held positions as community health worker (CHW) liaison and bilingual and bicultural trainer. A CHW and advocate for CHWs locally, statewide, and nationally for over 20 years, Wandy served as president of the National Lay Health Workers/Promotores Network from 2005 to 2007, as chair of the American Public Health Association’s CHW Section from 2012 to 2014, and as an advisory board member of the Illinois Area Health Education Centers Network and of the South Suburban College Community Health Worker Technology Advisory Community in 2015. Wandy is also a co-founder and vice president of the Illinois Community Health Workers Association and is president of the founding board of directors of the National Association of Community Health Workers.

Recorded January 21, 2022


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Interviewee(s) had no conflicts of interest to disclose.

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