What do you think of the experience thus far?
It has been a challenging one because I want the Community Health Workers to receive a solid, applicable training where they learn and are inspired to continue in this profession. Thankfully, this was a team effort!
In your experience, when organizations are trying to implement a CHW program, what challenge seems to be the most difficult to overcome?
This is a good question and unfortunately, there are two challenges that I see constantly. One is recruiting CHWs that are trusted members of the community being served and that have the desire to serve. And the other challenge is appropriate wages.
How does the MHP Salud LEAD curriculum help facilitate overcoming these challenges?
Well, through this curriculum you are given a solid foundation of what it means to be a CHW. Since there are 3 audiences we look to reach (Supervisors/Program Managers and other professions working with CHWs such as medical providers, social workers and more), we want everyone to be on the same page as far who Community Health Workers are and the value this profession brings.