If your agency is invested in using CHWs (or promotoras, community health representatives or other health advisors), you should get ready for retraining them on a regular basis.
Core competencies for community health workers (CHWs) are the essential skills, knowledge, and abilities they need to do their job well. These competencies are like the building blocks for being great at what they do and successful in their field. Training that focuses on these core competencies helps them develop and improve these important skills …
Considering the pressures on keeping a CHW program afloat, your strategy for creating a new program or maintaining an initiative needs to be flexible, smart, and strategic. Anything you can do to keep costs down is a benefit. It’s important to remember that while a CHW training program is a necessary investment, not all expenses are expensive.