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Resources and Reference Materials on Workforce Development

For over 35 years, MHP Salud has supported the advancement of the Community Health Worker profession as a key component in our vision to empower America’s underserved communities. As the profession grows, health organizations, government agencies, and legislators have become increasingly interested in how Community Health Workers address the health and social disparities that many isolated or underserved communities may face.

The resources in this section are published to help provide continued support and advancement of the Community Health Worker profession and field including,  information and guidance on how to recruit and hire CHWs for your programs and tools supervisors of CHWs can use to ensure their teams have the support they need.

This resource introduces apprenticeships for CHWs. It provides information on key components, best practices, and insights on the benefits for both CHWs and employers.

Pathways to Establishing State CHW Certification

CHW Certification is an endorsement from leaders in the profession that an individual meets predefined standards. It operates at a state level and can be attained by CHWs to demonstrate mastery of standards. The following resource provides general guidance for advocates seeking to establish CHW certification in a state that does not yet have CHW certification.

This guide draws upon lessons learned and practices from health centers that have been successful in hiring, training, integrating, and retaining CHWs/Peers to pave the way for future work in addressing and eliminating social determinants of health disparities that impact our most vulnerable communities.

This one-page career web infographic provides examples of the various career path options for Community Health Workers (CHWs). It places the CHW profession at the center and has 5 different career clusters (clinical, education, advocacy, CHW management, and social work) that branch out.

This in-depth report provides information regarding the career paths that CHWs may follow under various ‘career clusters’, like social work, clinical work, educational work, or advocacy. It was designed for organizations that work with the CHW workforce or within the CHW profession.

There are many benefits to recruiting, hiring, and on-boarding a well-qualified individual for a Community Health Worker position. This report details the experience of Health Centers that have gone through the CHW hiring and recruiting process. It also provides insight on how CHWs have contributed to positive outcomes and success within Health Centers and patients.

This resource is a guide.

This guide will provide stakeholders step-by-step information on how to initiate a CHW Association. In addition, it will provide an overview of the different types of state regulations and association models used across the nation.

This resource is an educational tool.

This resource, available in English and Spanish, is a collection of quick tips for easing the process of recruiting and hiring Promotores(as).

Organizations can use this checklist to help ensure that all details and components have been considered before moving forward with the hiring process for a Community Health Worker position.

This resource provides activities hiring managers should incorporate into the hiring process so that organizations can choose the most qualified candidates for a CHW position.

This resource includes descriptions and information on the unique components that need to be incorporated into the hiring process for a Community Health Worker Supervisor.

This resource is a brief.

The work of Community Health Workers has the most impact when guided carefully by effective supervisors. This brief report covers effective supervision methods and provides a framework for what type of supervision policies should be utilized by organizations.

This resource is an education tool.

A CHW’s success is directly tied to the support and supervision they receive within their organizations. This educational tool reviews the best practices for supervising CHWs and tips to support CHW supervisors.

This resource is formatted as an educational tool

This brief educational tool offers an overview of best practices for supervising Community Health Workers.

This resource is an educational tool.

In this webinar, participants will learn at least one new strategy regarding supporting Promotores(as), understand a supervisor’s role, and identify components of a successful training program.

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Training for your organization, made simple.

In addition to publishing resources and conducting our own Community Health Worker (CHW) programs, MHP Salud offers a variety of training and consulting services to help organizations create and optimize their own CHW programs. When we provide these services, we put our 35 years of experience to work to enhance your organization’s services and improve your overall reach. Does your organization employ Community Health Workers? We can help.