Our Story

We believe that our story can make your life better.

In the Spring of 2004, CHW4EVER’s owner Rafael Calderon begun work as a Job Developer at the Jac Pack Workers’ assistance center where he learned to help people overcome their barriers to find and maintain jobs. He noticed that once those barriers were better managed, the job seekers seemed happier, and were reported to be better workers.

One of the barriers was language. For those workers that were Spanish-Speaking only, Rafael Calderon became a Certified Spanish Interpreter. After the Job Developer position ended mid 2005, he continued to work with the workers family and friends as a Spanish interpreter. That is how learned of the health disparities affecting the Latino community in New Hampshire.

As a result, he became a certified Community Health Worker in 2014 to be able to advocate for those being affected by health disparities in the Spanish community. However, begun to learn of another community being affected, the senior community from all languages and nationalities. His desire to help others then became universal, and a burning desire to be useful was born.

In 2016, he became an independent Community Health Worker, and established CHW4EVER. He became certified in evidence based self-management chronic conditions programs such as “Better Choices, Better Health” and ‘Diabetes self-management education” and gained years of experience teaching the programs above via workshops.

In 2018, CHW4EVER began consulting individuals on how to self-manage their social determinants of health, which is another way of saying, how to overcome barriers to make their lives better. All the while coaching people on how to create their ideal lifestyles, via living a healthier lifestyle, via learning how to use CHW4EVER’s Wheel of Life Philosophy.

Community Health Worker

It pays to have a trusted and experienced non-clinical health care professional that can empower you to better manage your social determinants of health (SDOH) which are basically how and where you live your life, the kind of work you do, and the environment that you live in.

The choices we make on a daily basis affect our health. When our health is not at its best, and we need someone to be a voice, it is best to have someone by your side that not only becomes your voice but guides you to create your own.

Diabetes, when not managed well, will change a person’s life…and not for the better. Learning how to prevent diabetes from progressing from type II to type I is all in learning how to self-manage your diabetes. We can introduce to ways on how to do just that.