CHW Resources

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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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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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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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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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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Community health worker program director

5 reasons why a community health worker program will help your clients and patients

This world has a new definition of normal, and healthcare has changed in ways we are only beginning to understand. Making some long-term plans at your agency might seem rash while so much is uncertain. But there is one change you can make this year that will only make your agency and community stronger: start …

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CHW retention strategies

Boosting CHW Retention with Professional Development

If you’re involved in a program for community health workers, you’ve probably had to deal with employee turnover. Most agencies that hire CHWs, community health representatives, promotores, or similar staffers, deal with the same issue. In the case of CHWs, retention becomes an issue because career advancement as a CHW is a barrier, according to …

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