Table 1.

HERO Agent’s Role Within the Community

HERO=Health Extension Rural Office of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.
Live in community
Link local community health needs with UNMHSC resources
Mobilize participation of different sectors of the community
Improve local health services and systems
Encourage youth to finish school, enter health careers
Recruit and retain local health workforce
Bring latest research, evidence-based health care practices to community
Strengthen community capacity to address local health problems