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Interprofessional Teams


In addition to Community Health Workers, we also have interprofessional teams of students with different expertise working together to care for participants of the Household-Centered Care program. They identify social risk factors and barriers for the community and work with the participants to find ways to overcome these challenges.

The teams are made up of community health workers and UH students from the Andy & Barbara Gessner College of Nursing, UHD’s Bachelor of Social Work and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine. These teams are overseen by licensed professionals who are also faculty members at UH. Participating in the Household-Centered Care Program helps educate our students about the “upstream” social determinants of health and provides them with skills to address community challenges impacting health as part of a team.