A New Law Will Support Community Health Workers

A New Law Will Support Community Health Workers

A new law is designed to help create new standards for so-called community health workers.

These are workers that help people with basic health questions, such as when to take their medication, and what kind of health provider to visit. State Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston) says until now, these workers had a sort of unofficial status with the state.

“This will give them a certification process and a career path for them to better themselves, better their families, as they provide much needed services to the community,” Gabel said.

The law, which goes into effect immediately, creates a 15-member advisory board which will recommend standards for training and certification.


Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Cosby to be deposed in sexual abuse lawsuit


Bill Cosby was expected to testify under oath in a lawsuit brought by a woman accusing the veteran comedian of sexual abuse.

in Entertainment

OPENING WEEKEND: Biopic ‘Steve Jobs’ competes against ‘Pan,’ ‘The Walk’


Here's a look at the movies set to open nationwide this weekend.

in Entertainment

‘Ant-Man’ sequel and three more Marvel movies are coming


The superhero universe will add three more as of yet unnamed movies by 2020.