Aug 24, 2015
About two years ago I made a video for Oregon Community Health Workers or ORCHWA to help explain who they are and what they do. At the time, I wasn't familiar with their work. At all. But the more I learned and continued to work with them (on two more videos right now), the more convinced I was that they are an essential part of the chain of people that provide healthcare to our community. A lot of times, these folks are the front line for health, helping to connect specific communities to the often monolithic systems that provide support to us as a whole.
Above is a photo of Zeenia Junkeer and Celia Higueras from our shoot last week. Celia and I interviewed a number of CHWs to talk about their work.