Community Health Worker Training

Community Health Worker Training 2018-04-23T18:04:46+00:00

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

CHW Toolbox

Educating in the Community – 8 hours

Interconnecting Culture & Communication

The Impact of Culture on Health – 4 hours

Service Coordination

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

The Importance of Self-Care in the Long-Term Success of a CHW – 4 hours

CHW Toolbox I

Documenting Your Work as a CHW – 2 hours
Technology – 2 hours
Time Management – 2 hours
CHW Data Collection and Analysis – 2 hours

Interconnecting Culture & Communication I

Health Literacy – 4 hours
Communication Skills – 4 hours

Service Coordination I

Networks & Referrals – 4 hours
Client Visits for Community Health Workers – 2 hours

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

Planning the Career You Want – 2 hours
CHW Leadership & Empowerment – 2 hours

CHW Toolbox II

Community Needs & Resources Assessments – 4 hours
The Worth of the Community Health Worker Profession – 2 hours

Interconnecting Culture & Communication II

Motivational Interviewing – 2 hours
Resolving Conflict in Community Health Work – 2 hours

Service Coordination II

Amplifying the Community’s Voice: Advocating – 4 hours
Case Management for Community Health Workers – 2 hours

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.

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