A Celebration of Community Health Workers (CHWs)
El Sol Neighborhood Center in San Bernadino, CA created this inspiring video "We are born, Not Made" – an anthem composed to celebrate the unwavering spirit of Community Health Workers (CHWs) worldwide. The community health worker (CHW) and promotor model used by El Sol is a peer-to-peer empowerment approach in education, prevention, and early intervention for social and health services. The model is based on the recognition that the people best equipped to reach underserved communities are the very people from those communities. El Sol’s CHWs and promotores are chosen from community members who demonstrate leadership potential and a desire to make a difference in their communities.
The lyrics in "We are born, Not Made" capture the dedication and innate compassion that drive CHWs to make a difference. Sing along with these born community leaders, in English or Spanish, as they shape a healthier and brighter world with health justice for all.