Community Health Workers

Toledo/Lucas County CareNet’s new mission is “To increase access to coordinated healthcare services for low income Lucas County residents”. One way to accomplish this through Community Health Workers.

Community Health Workers are individuals who advocate for individuals and groups in the community by assisting them in accessing community health and supportive resources through the education, role modeling, outreach, home visits, and referral services. Community Health Workers provide a comprehensive link to community resources through family-based services focusing on success in health, education, and self-sufficiency.

CareNet Community Health Workers (CHWs) can assist individuals with:

  • Access to transportation
  • Access to specialty care
  • Access to legal issues
  • Access to smoking cessation
  • Access to food/clothing/housing
  • Reducing medically unnecessary ER visits
  • Addressing medication non-compliance
  • Addressing missed medical appointments
  • Plus many more referrals to community agencies

For more information on how CareNet’s CHWs can assist your patients, please contact Julie Grasson at 419-842-0800 or via email at

If you have any non-pregnant patients, Medicaid or uninsured, and believe they could benefit from one-on-one assistance from a Community Health Worker, please fill out the referral form provided below and fax to CareNet at 419-842-0999.

However, if you have a pregnant patient who could benefit from the same assistance, please contact Carly Miller with the Northwest Ohio Pathways HUB at the Hospital Council at 419-842-0800 or via email at