Your Connection to Essential Services

Community Health Workers (CHWs)

Do you need help with healthcare or other community programs? Do you feel like there is nowhere to turn and no one to ask for help?

Our Community Health Workers (CHWs) are respected locals who play a vital role in connecting underserved groups with healthcare, assistance programs, and other community resources. Whether you're a healthcare provider, community organization, or an individual seeking help, anyone can refer to our program. AND it’s completely FREE for those who qualify! Our CHWs and the Connections Program are here to support and empower our community.


What can Community Health Workers help with?

Navigating Healthcare and Social Services

CHWs can help people complete & submit applications for services, make calls with clients to determine eligibility for services, or assist clients with follow-up on application processes.

Find Primary Care or Specialty Healthcare Providers

Whether people are looking for a physician close to their home or one that can speak their language, CHWs can help connect them to the right provider to meet their needs.

Utility & Housing Assistance Programs

CHWs can help connect folks to emergency home repair and weatherization services, utility assistance, and other housing assistance programs.

Substance Use Treatment & Harm Reduction

CHWs provide a whole person-centered approach to those facing substance use by connecting to treatment, locating support groups, arranging transportation to services, providing harm reduction resources, & more.

Navigating MI Bridges

CHWs can help people apply for benefits like WIC or the Food Assistance Program, manage their case information, apply for Medicaid, Medicare, or private insurance, and explore additional resources available including child development care.

Food Assistance Programs

CHWs can help people find food resources and programs they can access for immediate and/or long-term food assistance, ensuring individuals and families have the support they need to maintain their health and well-being.

Community Health Workers can help with all of this and more!

Contact Us Today

To request a call from a Community Health Worker, please fill out the appropriate referral form below.

*If referring someone else, please be sure they are aware of the referral.

For additional information call:          (517) 541-2616

Fax Referral Form

Completed forms can be faxed to the Connections Program at: (517) 543-0451.

Connections Client Survey

Please take a moment to answer a few questions about your experience with a CHW. All feedback is completely anonymous and is used for the purpose of improving our services. Click on the link below to begin.

Connections Feedback

More Information About CHWs

The Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance

**Barry-Eaton District Health Department has received funding from The Michigan Center for Rural Health (MCRH) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Office of Equity and Minority Health (OEMH). Funds are to address health disparities and advance health equity by expanding health departments' capacity and services among underserved populations.

Page last updated: 7/17/2024