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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Hiring community health workers

Hiring Community Health Workers: Everything You Need to Know

Community health workers are a priceless addition to any healthcare system. In fact, studies show that CHWs can represent significant savings for healthcare teams. So it makes sense that many organizations are hiring community health workers as they expand services and reach. But what exactly are community health workers and how can you incorporate them …

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Michigan CHW core competencies

Michigan CHW Core Competencies

Community health workers are essential frontline workers helping connect at-risk populations with the preventive health services they need to lead happy, healthy lives. In Michigan, CHWs take into account factors like social context, language barriers, and common behaviors to address healthcare with a culturally-sensitive approach. They’re a trusted authority in the community because they’re first …

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CHW supervisor

Thinking About Hiring a CHW Supervisor for Your Health Program? Here Are Tips You Can Begin Using Now

The CHW supervisor is an essential part of your community health worker program. The supervisor is responsible for providing administrative, and sometimes clinical, support. They’re also the champion of the community health workers (CHW), promotores de salud, or other health advocates within an agency. They’re the ones who hold CHWs accountable, review their work and …

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California chw core competencies

California Community Health Worker Core Competencies

Community health workers (CHWs) have been working in California for years. CHWs, as well as promotores, community health representatives (CHRs) and other health promoters, help people in marginalized communities find food and insurance and manage chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. They are major doers for people living in California who need …

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