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Suc cessful retention strategies for community health workers

6 Retention Strategies for Keeping Your Best Community Health Workers

Agencies invest in setting up community health worker (CHW) programs and recruiting new workers, but budget constraints often make it hard to retain top talent because they can’t afford to keep up with employees’ needs. The CHW job market is growing, but the turnover rate in the healthcare industry also growing.  The turnover rate in …

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Virtual outreach skills for CHW programs

These Are The Virtual Outreach Skills Your Chw Program Needs To Build Rapport Online

One of the biggest challenges community health workers, community health representatives, and other lay health advocates continue to face during the pandemic is connecting with their clients and patients. Traditional outreach and engagement efforts make it much easier to offer preventive care, see first-hand what kind of support and services they might need and develop …

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Maternal and Child Health: These Are the Specialized Skills Your Community Health Program Needs

One of the biggest issues for women in low-income, remote, or high-risk populations is accessing proper healthcare services that address their unique challenges and the conditions that affect them, especially during pregnancy and post-partum. Programs that provide preventative care are unavailable or hard to access in many cases. These include birth control, cancer screenings, and …

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AmeriCorps Members as CHWs

Why An Americorps Member is A Valuable Addition to your CHW Program

If you work with a program that uses community health workers (CHWs), promotores, community health representatives (CHRs), or similar health advocates, does this mission sound familiar? “We bridge divides by bringing people together: connecting individuals and organizations to help communities tackle their toughest challenges.” You might think you’re reading about your team. But this is …

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