Community Health Worker Training
MHP Salud has been employing, training and providing assistance to other organizations around Community Health Workers for 35 years. This firsthand experience was used to develop our L.E.A.D. (Listen, Empower, Advance, Deliver) curriculum, which focuses on providing foundational instruction, as well as continuing education for Community Health Workers across their career span.
Our curriculum aligns with the standards of the C3 Project Core Competencies for Community Health Workers, as well as many state certification programs, and recognized best practices. Additionally, our training sessions focus on small group interaction and are delivered by experts with real world experience in the subject matter.
Our Community Health Worker L.E.A.D. curriculum is available to organizations:
- as individual sessions, in modules, or as an entire training level
- in English or Spanish
- through a live, fully interactive video training in real time or on-site at the location of your choice
Click on the tabs below to learn more about each of our Community Health Worker Training Packages.
These are the core and basic skills needed by all Community Health Workers before they enter the field and reflect a starting point for any Community Health Worker to function effectively.
As a starting point for new Community Health Workers, each of the following sessions builds on the previous session. As a result, the sessions must be completed in the order shown below.
Training can also be provided as part of a complete 16 hour Community Health Worker Foundations training:
Professional & Career Development
The Role of Community Health Workers – 2 hours
Educating in the Community – 8 hours
Interconnecting Culture & Communication
The Impact of Culture on Health – 4 hours
Ethical Responsibility & Confidentiality – 2 hours
This level is designed for someone who is already working as a Community Health Worker, is skilled in the basics, and who is ready to advance their core skills and begin to address key issues that they are encountering in the field.
As each of our Community Health Worker curriculum levels builds on the previous level, please note that participants are required to either complete the Foundations training sessions or test out of the Foundations level before beginning Level I training.
These sessions can be completed individually or as a complete 26 hour Community Health Worker Level I training:
Professional & Career Development I
CHW Toolbox I
Interconnecting Culture & Communication I
Service Coordination I
This level is designed for seasoned Community Health Workers and builds on their wide range of knowledge and experience in performing more advanced tasks in the field.
As each of our Community Health Worker curriculum levels builds on the previous level, please note that participants are required to either complete the Foundations and Level I training sessions or test out of these levels before beginning Level II training.
These sessions can be completed individually or as a complete 20 hour Community Health Worker Level II training:
Professional & Career Development II
CHW Toolbox II
Interconnecting Culture & Communication II
Service Coordination II
Why Community Health Worker Training Matters
High quality training is an essential component of successful Community Health Worker programs and in order to gain the most benefit from training sessions, our trainers will build on the skills that Community Health Workers already have, present information in a culturally appropriate and accessible way, and review key knowledge areas as well as provide specific tools and techniques for the programs they will be working in.