Top resources for CHW skills in 2023

CHWTraining’s Most Popular Resources of 2022

At CHWTraining, we devoted 2022 to learning more about the content our readers enjoy and find helpful in their pursuit of making communities healthier. In that quest, we explored the events, trends, and top resources for hiring, training and retaining top talent for healthcare agencies. 

Ahead are our readers’ favorite articles from the past year.

Top CHW Conferences for Q1 of 2023

First stop, networking and interacting with peers and industry experts is one of the best ways to build a successful initiative, which is why we continued our tradition of finding the top CHW conferences for the next season.

The Top CHW Conferences Of 2023 (Winter & Spring)

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Stakeholder Analysis

Many times, program managers or supervisors struggle to figure out exactly who needs to be involved or informed at every step of the project’s way. So we put together a simple guide to stakeholder analysis to ensure you have the right contacts in mind for timely updates on your CHW training program.

Stakeholder Analysis for CHW Training Programs

Core Competencies by State

Without a unified standard for core competencies or skills for community health workers across the country, many agencies wonder what type of training their workforce needs. Thankfully, many states have released guidelines in an effort to regulate and standardize the CHW practice.

In 2022, CHWTraining began a compilation of the states’ CHW core skills requirements. Ahead are the ones we have published so far:

California Community Health Worker Core Competencies

Massachusetts CHW Core Competencies 

Michigan CHW Core Competencies

New Jersey CHW Core Competencies

Rhode Island CHW Core Competencies

Vermont CHW Core Competencies

C3 project: What Is It in CHW Training?

Stay tuned for the continuation of this series.

Online Learning Delivery for Community Health Workers

Having a clear picture of the training your CHWs need, it’s time to put together a plan.

We realize that training is an ongoing concern for CHWs, as they are often out on the field and many times have limited internet access or technology in remote areas. So we set out to uncover the top formats for delivering online training to a group of community health workers for the best possible results.

Online Learning Delivery for Community Health Workers

Hiring Community Health Workers

Community health workers are a valuable part of any health program. Here’s everything you need to know about who they are, what they do, and how to hire the best CHWs for your team.

Hiring Community Health Workers: Everything You Need to Know

Hiring a Community Health Worker Supervisor

Of course, every team needs a supervisor to keep activities running smoothly. Here’s what you’ll need to consider as you search for a CHW supervisor.

Thinking About Hiring a CHW Supervisor for Your Health Program? Here Are Tips You Can Begin Using Now

Self-care for Community Health Workers

CHWs are used to taking care of others. But they rarely take the same care of themselves. Unfortunately, burnout rates are high and constantly increasing among healthcare workers, and self-care is more important than ever, so we put together the top tips your staff will need to stay healthy and thrive in their roles.

Self-care for Community Health Workers

Disease Prevention Tools

If we learned anything over the past few years, it’s how important it is to prevent the spread of diseases and encourage people to adopt lifestyle changes like physical activity and mindfulness. So we compiled some of our favorite free resources for CHWs to share with their clients and patients.

5 Free Disease Prevention Training Resources Community Health Workers Can Use for 2022

CHW Core Competencies

Find out all about what the CHW Core Competencies are, CHW roles, CHW careers, how to cross-train your staff, and how to get state certifications for the CHWs on your team