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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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COVID vaccine resources for CHWs

December 2021: The Latest COVID vaccine information for CHWs

Updated December 24, 2021. CHWs have played a key role in helping the US navigate through the COVID pandemic. So much so that in 2021, the government increased the budget for CHW programs to $7.7B nationwide to support the fight against COVID. These programs include widespread COVID vaccine efforts. The World Health Organization and other international …

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Top 15 articles of 2021 – Hiring, cross-training, and retaining top CHW talent

Community health workers are the cornerstone of access to healthcare for at-risk and isolated populations. Whether your team works with LGBTQ+ youth, immigrants, or remote communities, they’re responsible for bridging the gaps in care by educating citizens, connecting them to the resources they require, and advocating for their individual needs based on cultural context and …

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12 Skills Every Community Health Worker Needs for COVID-19 Care and Coordination

12 Skills Every Community Health Worker Needs for COVID-19 Care and Coordination

Training your team to be community health workers (CHWs), or hiring new CHWs, is a priority for many healthcare agencies in the fight against COVID-19. CHWs—and other health educators such as promotores, community health representatives (CHRs) or care coordinators—have a vital role in helping clients and patients receive care and avoid getting sick in the …

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HIV/AIDS Awareness month

HIV/AIDS Awareness Month: 7 Outreach Resources For Community Health Workers

[Lee este artículo en español aquí.] Did you know that December is HIV/AIDS Awareness Month? Every year, December 1 marks World AIDS day and kicks off a month-long period to spread information and raise awareness & much-needed funds for HIV/AIDS prevention, education, and research. The tradition dates back to 1988, at the peak of the …

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How to hire community health workers

How To Hire Great Community Health Workers: Get Access Now

Ready to build your CHW team? Join CHWTraining founder & CEO, Monique Cuvelier, to learn how to get started finding and hiring great community health workers for your agency. Community health workers are powerhouses that have a huge impact on the health of community members. A community health worker, often abbreviated as CHW, is someone …

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CHW Career Paths

Career Paths: Why Develop Careers for Community Health Worker Employees

Developing a custom career path for every one of your community health workers (CHWs) inspires them to do useful work and keep building skills for improvement. Investing in setting clear career paths for your team pays off by retaining your quality employees who strive to meet the goals you set for them and even excel. …

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Training for health navigators, promotores de salud, and chws

Does CHW Training Apply for Health Navigators, Promotores, and Other Titles?

Professional development for community health workers (CHWs) is more useful and available than ever before. Health and community agencies are looking for ways to provide standardized and rigorous skill-building for their teams. But how does it translate for health navigators, peer educators, promotores de salud and other public health titles? Teams of CHWs are growing …

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