“When you visit someone’s home, you never know what you’re going to find,” says Carla Caraballo, one of Lowell CHC
’s Lead Community Health Workers (CHW
s). “Maybe they need food, or help taking their medicine. Maybe they just need someone to listen.”
At Lowell Community Health Center, one of the biggest obstacles our patients face is just getting here. Between lack of transportation, cultural barriers, work schedules, and other constraints, just making it to the exam room can be a challenge.
Plus, there’s a lot you can’t see in a 20-minute appointment. That’s because so much of what... Read More »