What is the Professions Working with CHWs Foundations Level Training?
Our Professions Working with Community Health Workers L.E.A.D. curriculum Foundations level covers key information for related positions such as nurses, social workers, medical assistants, physicians, outreach workers, and other team members as they prepare to collaborate with Community Health Workers. The topics covered in this level include key information from both the Community Health Worker and the CHW Supervisor training sessions, with a focus on increasing familiarity with Community Health Workers and the CHW model.
The 12 hours of the Foundations level can be facilitated in English or Spanish and provided on-site or as a live, fully interactive virtual training. The following sessions and objectives are covered:
- Define Community Health Workers as a profession
- Identify Community Health Worker roles, skills, and personal qualities
- Define Return on Investment and its importance to professions working with Community Health Workers
- Demonstrate the financial worth of Community Health Workers and how they can benefits organizations
- Identify the differences between adult and child learning
- Understand why different learning styles matter in health education
- Describe the types and benefits of the popular education techniques used by Community Health Workers
- Identify key tools in the Community Health Worker Toolbox to maximize education techniques
- Define culture and why it matters in health education
- Examine one’s own cultural “lenses” of filters through which we view the world
- Describe and demonstrate how cultural beliefs impact health and wellness
- Develop a plan to better incorporate your community and culture in your work and your institution
A virtual training costs $2,829 and an on-site training is $4,799* including all travel costs.