Whenever I talk about grant writing, someone always wants to know what the “magic bullet” is to secure sustainable funding. I wish it were that simple - in general, grant writing requires a special slurry of project management, relationship building, digging into the data, and storytelling. And grant writing for Community Health Worker (CHW)-led programs? That presents its own set of unique questions.
Is your organization or health center currently looking to hire a Community Health Worker (CHW)? We've developed five new resources to help your organization avoid the common pitfalls that may occur when beginning the hiring process.
A Community Health Worker is a trusted member of the community who empowers their peers through education and connections to health and social resources. Although they operate in many different settings, improving health outcomes for vulnerable populations is a common goal shared between both Community Health Worker (CHWs) programs and health care center programs. CHWs are a great addition to health care center teams.
Community Health Workers in our healthy living initiative programs are helping Hispanic families change the way they approach food by providing essential education around nutrition that teaches them how to build healthier meals with the foods they know and love. Having knowledge around nutrition that is readily available is an important tool that has the potential to improve dietary habits and reduce the risk of chronic disease throughout a person’s life. But in many of the predominantly Spanish-speaking communities we serve, finding nutritional information that has been adapted to align with their language and culture can be challenging.
A recent study conducted by UC Davis discovered alarming differences in the causes of dementia among people of different ethnicities. Here are 5 ways Community Health Workers can help Latinos adopt heart-healthy habits to reduce their risk of chronic diseases.
Community Health Worker program can lead to powerful improvements in the health of patients with hypertension. They can help people overcome the challenges they may face in managing their blood pressure. including connecting individuals to affordable health care programs and insurance, providing individualized education and interventions on making healthier dietary choices, the importance of daily exercise, and providing individualized education on the importance of taking medications.
One of our favorite things about our new Community Health Worker training curriculum is that it is built to be specifically relevant to the existing knowledge and skills of the participants who attend. Expert in your community but new to the role of CHW? Our CHW Foundations courses are the perfect place to begin!
MHP Salud is excited to announce our Community Health Worker training curriculum, L.E.A.D. (Listen, Empower, Advance, Deliver). As our CHWs faced a gap in their own career development opportunities, we brought our 35 years of firsthand experience to the design of a curriculum to address this need.
Several new resources for Community Health Workers are now available on MHP Salud’s Resource Portfolio. These tools highlight and promote the CHW model’s role in addressing and preventing some of the most prevalent health conditions in our communities.
You may have seen our blog in August about the fantastic outcomes we found in our Amor Maternal program. It turns out, Community Health Worker led breastfeeding programs are fantastic at increasing exclusive breastfeeding rates up to and beyond six months out.