Learning readiness assessment

What Is an Online Learning Readiness Assessment?

Make your CHW’s online experience successful by identifying their strengths and weaknesses before they begin. After months of planning, designing, and working, you’re ready to offer your first online course. It’s been a detailed process that involved buy-in from administrators and department heads, and training for your staff. You’ve got the technology set up and …

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Online training tips

Use These Online Training Tips to Keep Learners Engaged

Organizations spend millions on training employees online, and, frankly, much of that is wasted. The reason is that too many administrators wrongly assume that by simply rolling out a program, it will be successful. These are some of the most valuable online training tips you’ll need to make your computer-based staff training more effective. 5 …

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11 Crucial Tactics for Boosting Participation in Your Community Health Worker Training Program

When a group of learners is staring blankly at you, how will you get them to join in? Here are a few ideas for better learner engagement. Face-to-face trainings are nice when they can happen, but many community health worker programs have shifted permanently to an online format. Face-to-face trainings can make it feel easier …

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CHW roles in a multidisciplinary team

5 Ways to Boost your multidisciplinary team with Community Health Workers

Just five years ago, most healthcare centers and providers across the US had no idea what a community health worker (CHW) did—never mind how they might fit in with a larger multidisciplinary healthcare team. Then the coronavirus arrived, the health of millions changed, and CHW advocates everywhere jumped at the chance to rebuild their client …

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The Five Whys methodology

How to Use the Five Whys Method to Find the Root Cause of Community Health Problems

You probably know there’s a problem you want to address in your community. There might be a high incidence of hypertension in a population group or not enough new mothers are using WIC. A community needs assessment or other sources might have helped you identify a problem that your health center, facility or program can …

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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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