By Gabrielle Carrero The coronavirus is emptying America’s cupboards. Growing food insecurity is making more people wonder where their next meal will come from. Income disruption and limited access or availability of food at grocery stores are only a few reasons why families and individuals are experiencing it for the first time. Meanwhile, many that […]
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Cross-training healthcare teams to be community health workers is accessible, easy to integrate with existing schedules, and applicable to anyone on staff. It improves health outcomes and benefits patients, healthcare teams, and agencies.
By Monique Cuvelier Health insurance is—if possible—even more important for Americans now than ever before. Everyone’s healthcare needs have been turned upside down, thanks to the coronavirus. Some people are sicker, some are withholding their preventative care checkups, such as breast cancer screenings, until they feel comfortable visiting doctors, and others still have shifts—or gaps—in […]
Training community health workers or promotores in core competencies should be repeatable and worry-free, but it’s not always. Here is a proven plan to start your training program.
Social factors have a large impact on a person’s health and mean many people die early or have a worse life. CHWTraining shows how teaching about health disparities can lead to better equity.
Maybe it’s the dog days of summer that got us feeling especially inspired—or maybe it’s that second cup of coffee. Whatever the reason, our team is in planning mode over on in CHWTraining development. We’ve already launched several awesome new courses this year, including Community Outreach and Engagement and HPV and Cervical Cancer. But now […]
American’s are sitting too much and exercising too little, according to the new “Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans” (PDF; 14 MB). from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Back in 2008, we weren’t exercising enough, and after looking at about 27,000 adults, we still aren’t—and we’re sitting more. People who sit more than […]
I’m often asked, “Do you know of any upcoming conferences for CHWs in my area?” The answer used to be different, but these days, community health workers and others in a similar role are well represented at conferences. Here’s a list, so you can get planning. Know of others that aren’t here? Let me know! […]
In my session at the Unity 2019 Conference “Mental Illnesses Are Epidemic: Helping Clients Cope,” which I co-presented with Dr. Jeanine Joy from Happiness 1st, one of the hot questions for CHWs was: when is it time to make a referral? It’s a great question, especially now at the beginning of Mental Health Month. Even though community health workers […]
Talance, Inc., provides curriculum development and technology tools to organizations that want to create workers who transform health in America’s communities.