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!
At this level of our L.E.A.D. curriculum, we start at the beginning with a key discussion of “The Role of Community Health Workers” where trainers enable participants to connect their existing knowledge of their community to the broader framework of their role as CHWs. From there, each session builds on the previous to establish the skills for new CHWs to leave training empowered to engage their community with confidence.
How do we do it? We train what we teach. In the “Educating in the Community” session, we provide the tools for CHWs to educate their communities with interactive techniques and engagement strategies, ensuring MHP Salud-trained CHWs walk away with a solid understanding of best practices for educating adults. We apply these same techniques in our training sessions to maximize engagement and learning. Don’t think you can (or want to) sit and listen to a trainer lecture you for 16 hours? We don’t think so either. Instead, we offer engaging activities, known as dinámicas, to get you on your feet, keep you moving, and build connections with your peers. Read what one recent training participant said: