Community Health Worker, AHEC Health Literacy Initiative
Shantavis’ work reduces confusion and anxiety by providing trustworthy, accurate information on staying safe during a pandemic and becoming more confident in making healthcare decisions. Shantavis has helped close the gap when it comes to linking people to necessary services and care. Shantavis is also a COVID/Flu Trusted Messenger, part of The Wellness Coalition’s Health Equity Alliance, on the Children’s Policy Advisory Counsel and the Region V Community Action Team.
When did you start your current job?
What is your main role at your company?
My primary role as a Community Health worker is to reduce confusion and anxiety by sharing trustful, accurate information on staying safe during a pandemic and becoming more confident in making healthcare decisions.
What is your number one career accomplishment or highlight?
My number one career accomplishment would be earning the community’s trust and helping close the gaps when it comes to linking people to the services/care they need.
How are you involved in your community?
I am very involved in the community. Aside from being a Community Health worker. I am a COVID/Flu Trusted Messenger & on the Health Equity Alliance at The Wellness Coalition, on the Children’s Policy Advisory Counsel, and part of the Region V Community Action Team.
What is your key to success?
Persistence, never take no for an answer.