Community Health Worker Initiative

In partnership with the Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association (IMAA) and United Way of Olmsted County, Mayo Clinic Employee and Community Health is integrating community health workers into their care teams. The partnership aims to enhance the delivery of care to patients who have complex needs, are from underserved populations, are in hard-to-reach areas or a combination thereof.

Community health workers provide complex pediatric, adolescent and adult care coordination. The community health worker team is based in the community and provides the following care opportunities:
  • Culturally and linguistically tailored interventions
  • MNsure-certified navigators to assist Olmsted County residents with enrollment and renewal in public or private insurance
  • Provision of care located primarily in patients' homes and communities