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 certaioun that you’ve trained your community health team to keep people out of emergency rooms, lower their high blood pressure, control […]
If your organization needs to improve the public’s health and well-being in your community, then you already know community health workers (CHWs) are a good solution. That’s the directive of many of the Medicare health plans and clinics that work with CHWTraining. The problem comes to deciding how to train a brand new CHW workforce […]
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 […]
The hard truth about investing in training for your team is that there’s no guarantee they’ll like it. You certainly hope that they find the elearning program they take to be engaging, immediately applicable and better able to connect with the people in the community. But that’s not always what happens. And while you can […]
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! […]
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