Monique Cuvelier

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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CHW retention strategies

Boosting CHW Retention with Professional Development

If you’re involved in a program for community health workers, you’ve probably had to deal with employee turnover. Most agencies that hire CHWs, community health representatives, promotores, or similar staffers, deal with the same issue. In the case of CHWs, retention becomes an issue because career advancement as a CHW is a barrier, according to …

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How to evaluate your community health worker training program

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Successful healthcare employee training programs are those that are tracked and evaluated. Most organizations know that, but they often fail at the very beginning to look at the individual pieces of the whole program. Being too general with evaluation will mean you miss out on important data that you can use immediately to improve your efforts.

Some areas you can measure before you begin, some while a course is in process, and others as part of a longer effort. Look at the individual parts of your program, give your evaluation some context, and you’ll be able to have a clearer idea of what’s working–and what isn’t.

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Where to find community health workers for hire

The Top 11 Places To Recruit Community Health Workers

Healthy communities depend partly on how people can work and live well together. Many communities have found that community-focused health workers can help those initiatives. And these workers can be community health workers, community health representatives, promotores, or similar other similar titles. Coordinating community resources and increasing capacity through CHWs can also boost your agency’s …

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