Monique Cuvelier

Tips to ease the fear of remote learning

Is Your CHW Team Afraid of Remote Learning? Here’s How to Conquer Those Fears

Acceptance, adjustment, and setting expectations are critical to overcoming obstacles with remote learning for your community health worker staff. Fear of remote learning might not be as severe as fear of flying or public speaking, but for many people, it’s right up there. After more than a decade in bringing computer-based training to new learners, …

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CHW skills for women's health

Women’s Health: 7 Skills Every Community Health Worker Needs

To build a healthy community that supports the needs of high-risk or at-risk communities, community health worker programs need to improve health and wellness for everyone. While we regularly talk about health and disease in generalized terms, women’s health requires a specific focus. Health has gender differences. The CHWs in your program need to understand …

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12 Skills Every Community Health Worker Needs for COVID-19 Care and Coordination

12 Skills Every Community Health Worker Needs for COVID-19 Care and Coordination

Training your team to be community health workers (CHWs), or hiring new CHWs, is a priority for many healthcare agencies in the fight against COVID-19. CHWs—and other health educators such as promotores, community health representatives (CHRs) or care coordinators—have a vital role in helping clients and patients receive care and avoid getting sick in the …

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CHW Career Paths

Career Paths: Why Develop Careers for Community Health Worker Employees

Developing a custom career path for every one of your community health workers (CHWs) inspires them to do useful work and keep building skills for improvement. Investing in setting clear career paths for your team pays off by retaining your quality employees who strive to meet the goals you set for them and even excel. …

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Training for health navigators, promotores de salud, and chws

Does CHW Training Apply for Health Navigators, Promotores, and Other Titles?

Professional development for community health workers (CHWs) is more useful and available than ever before. Health and community agencies are looking for ways to provide standardized and rigorous skill-building for their teams. But how does it translate for health navigators, peer educators, promotores de salud and other public health titles? Teams of CHWs are growing …

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Suc cessful retention strategies for community health workers

6 Retention Strategies for Keeping Your Best Community Health Workers

Agencies invest in setting up community health worker (CHW) programs and recruiting new workers, but budget constraints often make it hard to retain top talent because they can’t afford to keep up with employees’ needs. The CHW job market is growing, but the turnover rate in the healthcare industry also growing.  The turnover rate in …

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AmeriCorps Members as CHWs

Why An Americorps Member is A Valuable Addition to your CHW Program

If you work with a program that uses community health workers (CHWs), promotores, community health representatives (CHRs), or similar health advocates, does this mission sound familiar? “We bridge divides by bringing people together: connecting individuals and organizations to help communities tackle their toughest challenges.” You might think you’re reading about your team. But this is …

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Community health worker program director

5 reasons why a community health worker program will help your clients and patients

This world has a new definition of normal, and healthcare has changed in ways we are only beginning to understand. Making some long-term plans at your agency might seem rash while so much is uncertain. But there is one change you can make this year that will only make your agency and community stronger: start …

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