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Public Health and Safety Team (PHAST): Multi-lingual, community based staff to connect people to resources and services

The Manchester Health Department’s Public Health and Safety Team’s Community Health Workers (CHWs) address public safety and health issues within the City’s 12 Wards through a partnership with the Manchester Police Department. Care coordination services by the CHW team include but are not limited to: access to basic resources, such as food, navigating health care and other support services, assistance with basic housing and safety concerns, and help with enrolling in programs/services. The team is
multicultural and collectively speaks 9 languages in addition to English (Spanish, French, Nepali, Hindi, Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Lingala, and Yoruba).

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