Monique Cuvelier

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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Everything You Ever Wondered About Hiring a Community Health Worker

Does your agency need to connect with members of the community? Do you serve people who need help with healthcare information and services? Do you find there’s a disconnect between your clients or high-risk patients and healthcare, government, and social service systems? Then you could probably benefit from hiring a community health worker (CHW). The …

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Job fairs are often a great place to find work for CHWs

Where Do CHWs Work?

The number of community health workers nationally is on the rise. Many agencies have discovered that these community health specialists are the key to reaching people who are often left out of traditional healthcare. And program directors are eager to have CHWs work in their teams. The positive results of working with CHWs—and promotores, health …

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Community outreach in Liberia by UNMEER

Community Engagement the Right Way with Outreach Skills

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 get vaccinated against the coronavirus, keep people out of emergency rooms, lower …

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