CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Blue Ridge Health District is launching a new outreach networking hub for local community health workers. 

This networking hub will bring an endless amount of impact not only for community health workers in the area but also for the community as a whole. 

In the past, health workers have had to do their own searching to network and gain educational and training opportunities, which could be challenging. BRHD is calling this new initiative “a one-stop shop.”

“This will provide an opportunity for all of these professionals that are employed throughout the district to come together to just learn amongst one another and really just be able to collaborate and better strengthen their skills,” said Tia Waters, Public Engagement Manager at BRHD. 

There is currently a survey for program managers of community health workers to fill out. That survey will close Monday. To take the survey, click here.