CHW Core Competencies Resource Guide

Start your community health worker training program by knowing what the requirements are in every state


The CHW Core Competencies Resource Guide includes:

11 key core competencies

Descriptions of each competency

Training requirements in each state

Learn the CHW Skills

  • Advocacy Skills
  • Community Outreach and Engagement
  • Communication Skills
  • Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
  • Cultural Competence and Responsiveness
  • Service Coordination Skills
  • Individual and Community Assessment
  • Health Insurance Basics
  • Teaching Skills
  • Organizational Skills
  • Community Capacity Building
  • Professional Conduct and Interpersonal Skills

Discover all the skills needed for your team to be CHWs for your state, agency, or healthcare center.

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