Building Bridges Across Antiracist Workforces: Lessons Learned from Community Health Workers, Promotoras, Representatives, Doulas, Peer Support Specialists, and Navigators

From CPEHN’s Voices for Change Conference’s workshop, “Leveraging CHW/P/Rs, Doulas, Peer Support Specialists and Navigators as an Anti-Racist Strategy to Advance Health Equity,” there are nine lessons learned from the panel discussion to value these workforces that prioritize lived experience and enhance community agency, suggestions to improve existing policy to sustain and equitably integrate these community led workforces, and other efforts to support collaboration. We believe that these lessons learned serve as the building blocks for future policy recommendations. By building bridges across these antiracist workforces towards transformative solidarity, we aspire to advance holistic wellness for all Californians.