Definition of “Peer-ness” and “Community”

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A CHW helping a woman in a wheelchair that has a cold.
What is the definition of “peer-ness” and “community” as it relates to the CHW workforce?

  • Trust and relationship based on shared socioeconomic and cultural background, or
  • Shared experience with a health condition?
  • Example: chronic disease management
    • Ideal is CHW who shares both types of experience
    • If you can have only one, which is more important?