CHWs are the frontline health workers assisting those who need it most. With effective training, your team can help bring health to underserved communities. Individuals in underserved populations often struggle to access the medical care needed to live a long, healthy life. Issues like cultural stigma, language barriers, and bureaucracy make health care difficult or […]
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A community health worker (CHW) job is especially rewarding and it is a critical piece of a healthcare team. It’s also a good option for a career. There are more jobs than ever in this field. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says “overall employment of health educators and community health workers is projected to […]
Employment opportunities for community health workers (CHWs) are better than ever. More organizations are looking for ways to include CHWs and provide more CHW core competency training for internal staff. This has never been so true as now, while the world is fighting to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to give some relief to […]
By Eliana Ifill The career path that leads to being a community health worker (CHW) or promotor de salud is one full of growth opportunities, hands-on experience, and human interaction. As a CHW, you have the chance to improve your community members’ well-being every day and help them across the most challenging stumbling blocks in […]
The number of children who have been diagnosed with Autism has increased sharply in recent years—at least for some children. White children in the U.S. are tested for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as a part of regular care, which means they can be diagnosed earlier and go down a road for intervention and services that […]
Careers as community health workers are exploding. If you’re looking for ways to use CHWs or become one, we created this roles and boundaries training as part of our core competencies training in a free webinar.
What does it take to have a team of community health workers (CHWs) working for your agency? Well, the answer to that question starts with understanding their roles and responsibilities. Sign Up Now: What Is a CHW? [Free Webinar] Some organizations already have a good sense of exactly a CHW does and how their jobs […]
Four essential outreach skills for putting a community engagement plan into action. After months—maybe years—of planning, research, building, and even growing a few extra gray hairs, your program is ready for your community. You’re certain that you’ve trained your community health team to keep people out of emergency rooms, lower their high blood pressure, control […]
Rapport is the connection that helps relationships to build and strengthen. But it doesn’t come automatically. Here’s how CHWs can build this important communication skill to succeed with clients.
The best ways to assess the skills and core competencies of CHWs includes a mix of assessment methodologies, and looking at all of them to develop a clearer picture of where healthcare team members need to improve.
Talance, Inc., provides curriculum development and technology tools to organizations that want to create workers who transform health in America’s communities.