Community Health Worker Initiative

Community Health Worker Initiative  

The Community Health Worker Initiative offers Prince George’s County residents free access to a Community Health Worker (CHW) who will help connect them with the health and social services they need. Through Community Health Workers, we aim to identify the needs of our residents and increase their access to quality health care.  

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What is a Community Health Worker?  

A Community Health Worker is a front-line public health worker who works with residents to help them access the health and social services that they need. A Community Health Worker (CHW) can provide the following services to the community:

  •  Help residents enroll in health and social service programs.
  • Help residents set and achieve personal health goals and adopt healthy behaviors.
  • Refer residents to medical transportation and other types of assistance.
  • Provide social support and refer clients to professional counseling.
  • Guide residents toward Health Education, including self-management of disease screenings, prevention, and management of chronic health diseases.  
  • Coordinate resident care and case management.

Am I Eligible?  

Any resident who is 18 years or older can apply for Community Health Worker. To join the program, you can visit one of the locations below, or reach out via phone or email. Our number is 301-889-4707, and our email is

What Happens After I Sign Up?

Within two business days, a CHW will call you and make an assessment to determine what services you need. The CHW will help you through the process of attaining those services and follow up with you afterward to make sure that everything is going well.  


Where can I find a Community Health Worker?  

To contact a Community Health Worker, call 301-889-4707 or email
To meet with a Community Health Worker in person, you can visit any of the following locations:

  • Access Wholistic and Productive Living (AWPL)
    Address: 3611 43rd Ave, Brentwood, MD 20722
    Days: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
    Hours of Operations: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Community Outreach & Development CDC
    Address: 4719 Marlboro Pike, Suite 104, Capitol Heights, MD 20743
    Days: Monday – Friday
    Hours of Operations: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Greater Beulah Baptist Church
    Address: 6056 Central Ave, Capitol Heights, MD 20743
    Days: Monday – Friday
    Hours of Operation: 9 AM – 4 PM

  • Family and Medical Counseling Service (FMCS)
    Address: 5936 Martin Luther King, Jr. Hwy, Seat Pleasant, MD 20743
    Days: Wednesday and Thursday
    Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    (Must be a current patient) 

  • Truly Blessed Health & Wellness Center
    Address: 10764 Rhode Island Ave, Beltsville, MD 20705
    Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday – Thursday  | 9:00 AM -1:00 PM Friday
    Phone: (301) 937-3323
    (Must be a current patient) 

  • Langley Park Multi-Service
    Address: 1401 East University Boulevard, Hyattsville, MD 20783
    Days: Tuesday and Thursday
    Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Phone: (301) 434-4890

A Day in the Life as a Community Health Worker

Watch "A Day in the Life as a Community Health Worker" video. 

Interested in partnering with our Community Health Workers?

Our Community Health Workers provide free outreach support to local health professionals, medical personnel, and community-based organizations. If you are interested in learning more about how a CHW can benefit your organization, fill out the Community Health Worker Outreach Request Form and email it to and one of our coordinators will contact you.

Become a Community Health Worker

If you enjoy helping others become their healthiest and happiest selves by providing them with easy access to the resources they need, then a Community Health Worker career is the perfect path for you!

  1. CHW Training Programs

Start your career as a Community Health Worker

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Thank you for wanting to serve our community! We could always use more compassionate and wonderful people on our team.  The following Community Health Worker training programs are accredited by the Maryland Department of Health:

In Prince George’s County:

Access to Wholistic and Productive Living, Incorporated
Access Community Health Workers Training
Contact Name:  Bettye Muwwakkil, PhD, Executive Director
Phone: 240-264-0878

Heritage Care Inc.
Heritage Care Inc. CHW Program
Address:  4922 LaSalle Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782
Contact Name: Aaron Sydor
Phone:  301-864-2333 x 1167
Scholarships may be available