know better live better
What is this program about?

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. ” - Maya Angelou

Know Better, Live Better is an initiative to promote community well-being and reduce health disparities in Westchester County. The program takes an evidence-based “trusted messenger” approach, which relies on a group of trustworthy Westchester residents to open discussions about disease prevention, finding health information, and accessing health services. Learn more about our program’s guiding principles.

Who are Trusted Messengers?

We work with partners to identify Trusted Messengers, who are individuals who are passionate about community wellness and enjoy working collaboratively toward health equity. In addition to learning about the health topic of focus, Trusted Messengers learn how to moderate discussions among people of different backgrounds who bring diverse opinions to the table. After the training, Trusted Messengers will receive support to lead health information discussions in the communities they know best.