Training for Community Health Workers

Our training packages are affordable, effective, and are built on decades of experience. We invite you to learn why our L.E.A.D. training is the most complete and trusted curriculum on the market.

Community Health Worker Training

For over thirty-five years, MHP Salud has been providing Community Health Worker training to individuals and organizations across the United States. From our firsthand experience, we’ve developed 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.  This training is only available to organizations.

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.

High quality Community Health Worker training is an essential component of successful Community Health Worker programs and in order to gain the most benefit from training sessions, our trainers 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.

What is included in the Community Health Worker training?

Our  Community Health Worker Training package is available in three different tiers, and each one builds on the skills established in the previous tier. For most organizations, we recommend starting with our first tier, which we call “CHW Foundations.” But, if are seeking training for experienced CHWs – or if you’ve trained with us before – you may qualify for our Level I or Level II tier. Click on the tabs below to learn more. If you still have questions, please feel free to contact us directly.

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.

Sessions can be ordered individually, or purchased together as a complete package. The Foundations Package is 16 hours long, can be facilitated in English or Spanish and provided as a live, fully interactive virtual training for $3,319 or on-site at the location of your choice for $5,509* including all travel costs.

Available Sessions:

The Role of Community Health Workers: Health Superheroes session provides a foundational understanding of the Community Health Worker role in organizations and communities. Participants will leave the session with an understanding of the roles, skills, and personal qualities required to be a successful Community Health Worker. The objectives for this session are to:

  • Define Community Health Workers as a profession
  • Identify Community Health Worker roles, competencies, and personal qualities

This training session lasts 2 hours and can be provided as a live, fully interactive virtual training for $639 or on-site at the location of your choice for $2,459* including all travel costs.

This session can be completed individually or as a full Foundations Level training. If you would like to mix and match sessions to create your own training package, please contact us for additional information.

*Includes all travel costs for a training location within the continental United States. Note: travel costs will be prorated if multiple on-site training sessions are purchased for the same location and time period.

As the second session in MHP Salud’s Foundations level, Educating in the Community: Popular Education, Peer Education, Adult Education, and Community Education Techniques provides Community Health Workers with various interactive techniques to use in health education that specifically address adult learning and different learning styles. By the end of this session, participants will identify and apply key tools that increase the effectiveness of these techniques. The objectives for this session are to:

  • Identify the differences between adult and child learning and how adult/peer education can facilitate adult learning
  • Describe different learning styles and methods
  • Identify the benefits and use of Dinámicas
  • Identify the benefits and use of Simulations
  • Demonstrate and discuss “problem posing” as an educational strategy
  • Demonstrate how using games can support learning for adult learners
  • Demonstrate how Cooperative Learning and Sociodramas can be used in health education
  • Identify key tools in the CHW Toolbox to maximize these popular/adult/peer education techniques

This training session lasts 8 hours and can be provided as a live, fully interactive virtual training for $1,379 or on-site at the location of your choice for $3,199* including all travel costs.

This session can be completed individually or as a full Foundations Level training. If you would like to mix and match sessions to create your own training package, please contact us for additional information.

Not your typical “Cultural Competence” training, The Impact of Culture on Health: Seeing the Community through Their Eyes relies on self-reflection and continuous learning to examine one’s own cultural filters through which we view the world. This positive and nuanced approach is appropriate for any culture(s) within the communities you serve, ultimately delivering better services and outcomes. The objectives of this session are to:

  • Define culture and why it matters to Community Health Workers
  • Examine one’s own cultural “lenses” or 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

This training session lasts 4 hours and can be provided as a live, fully interactive virtual training for $889 or on-site at the location of your choice for $2,709* including all travel costs.

This session can be completed individually or as a full Foundations Level training. If you would like to mix and match sessions to create your own training package, please contact us for additional information.

*Includes all travel costs for a training location within the continental United States. Note: travel costs will be prorated if multiple on-site training sessions are purchased for the same location and time period.

MHP Salud sees Ethical Responsibility and Confidentiality as the foundation of Service Coordination, where Community Health Workers will examine the ethical considerations inherent to their role(s). Different from a HIPAA training, this session will offer participants a broader perspective of the related components of ethics, confidentiality and privacy. The objectives of this session are to:

  • Identify the importance of confidentiality and ethical responsibility for Community Health Workers
  • Understand how ethics applies to confidentiality and privacy guidelines that impact Community Health Workers

This training session lasts 2 hours and can be provided as a live, fully interactive virtual training for $639 or on-site at the location of your choice for $2,459* including all travel costs.

This session can be completed individually or as a full Foundations Level training. If you would like to mix and match sessions to create your own training package, please contact us for additional information.

*Includes all travel costs for a training location within the continental United States. Note: travel costs will be prorated if multiple on-site training sessions are purchased for the same location and time period.

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.

Sessions can be ordered individually, or purchased together as a complete package. The Level 1 training is 26 hours long, can be facilitated in English or Spanish and provided as a live, fully interactive virtual training for $4,549 or on-site at the location of your choice for $7,359* including all travel costs.

Available Sessions:

When we take care of ourselves, we are better able to serve others. The Importance of Self-Care in the Long-Term Success of a Community Health Worker session equips participants with the essential skills to define boundaries, achieve balance, and lay the groundwork for a sustainable career. The objectives of this session are to:

  • Understand the purpose and importance of self-care
  • Identify both positive and negative types of stress
  • Understand burn out, compassion fatigue and the long-term effects of lack of self-care
  • Identify components of a good self-care plan

This training session lasts 4 hours and can be provided as a live, fully interactive virtual training for $889 or on-site at the location of your choice for $2,709* including all travel costs.

This session can be completed individually or as a full Level I training. If you would like to mix and match sessions to create your own training package, please contact us for additional information.

Behind the scenes, a Community Health Worker is required to document a variety of activities and information, which ultimately improves program outcomes and organizational goals. The Documenting Your Work as a Community Health Worker session provides insight into the “why” behind the sometimes burdensome and mundane task of documenting CHW work. The objectives of this session are to:

  • Describe the role of documenting your work
  • Identify and demonstrate appropriate guidelines for documentation of Community Health Worker activities

This training session lasts 2 hours and can be provided as a live, fully interactive virtual training for $639 or on-site at the location of your choice for $2,459* including all travel costs.

This session can be completed individually or as a full Level I training. If you would like to mix and match sessions to create your own training package, please contact us for additional information.

*Includes all travel costs for a training location within the continental United States. Note: travel costs will be prorated if multiple on-site training sessions are purchased for the same location and time period.

Today, technology is vital to any profession, including Community Health Workers. Based on the extensive experience of CHWs at MHP Salud, in our Technology: Advancing the Community Health Worker Profession session, participants will discuss the many ways technology impacts their own work and will be exposed to new tools that can help them better fulfill their roles. The objectives of this session are to:

  • Describe how technology impacts the Community Health Worker profession
  • Identify ways Community Health Workers may use technology to fulfill core roles

This training session lasts 2 hours and can be provided as a live, fully interactive virtual training for $639 or on-site at the location of your choice $2,459* including all travel costs.

This session can be completed individually or as a full Level I training. If you would like to mix and match sessions to create your own training package, please contact us for additional information.

Community Health Workers cover a broad range of roles and activities in their daily work. Time Management: Strategies for Maximizing Your Time addresses the reality that the demands on a Community Health Worker are often varied and conflicting; therefore, developing concrete tools to address this is essential. The objectives for this session are to:

  • Demonstrate how time management increases efficiency and effectiveness
  • Practice strategies for improving time management

This training session lasts 2 hours and can be provided as a live, fully interactive virtual training $639 or on-site at the location of your choice for $2,459* including all travel costs.

This session can be completed individually or as a full Level I training. If you would like to mix and match sessions to create your own training package, please contact us for additional information.

*Includes all travel costs for a training location within the continental United States. Note: travel costs will be prorated if multiple on-site training sessions are purchased for the same location and time period.

Community Health Workers play a vital role in every stage of the data collection and analysis process. The Community Health Worker Data Collection and Analysis session emphasizes the importance of accurate and complete data for reaching programmatic and organizational goals. Practical strategies CHWs can use with data collection will be provided. The objectives for this session are to:

  • Recognize the role of Community Health Workers in data collection and analysis
  • Identify strategies Community Health Workers can use to promote accurate data collection and integrity

This training session lasts 2 hours and can be provided as a live, fully interactive virtual training for $639 or on-site at the location of your choice for $2,459* including all travel costs.

This session can be completed individually or as a full Level I training. If you would like to mix and match sessions to create your own training package, please contact us for additional information.

*Includes all travel costs for a training location within the continental United States. Note: travel costs will be prorated if multiple on-site training sessions are purchased for the same location and time period.

Health literacy plays a major role in an individual’s ability to comprehend health information and navigate the healthcare system. Beginning the discussion around Health Literacy, Community Health Workers learn about health literacy and its impact on the community. Building on this discussion, participants practice tools to address health literacy barriers and differentiate it from other related issues. The objectives for this session are to:

  • Define the basic concepts of health literacy
  • Describe how low health literacy can create challenges for clients and communities
  • Demonstrate how to employ clear communication in line with the principles of health literacy
  • Develop written materials appropriate for all levels of health literacy

This training session lasts 4 hours and can be provided as a live, fully interactive virtual training for $889 or on-site at the location of your choice $2,709* including all travel costs.

This session can be completed individually or as a full Level I training. If you would like to mix and match sessions to create your own training package, please contact us for additional information.

*Includes all travel costs for a training location within the continental United States. Note: travel costs will be prorated if multiple on-site training sessions are purchased for the same location and time period.

Building on the innate abilities and desire to communicate well and often, Communication Skills: Communicating to Empower your Community focuses on the nuances of the subject in relation to the Community Health Worker role(s). The objectives of this session are to:

  • Define the goals, types and importance of communication for Community Health Workers
  • Demonstrate active listening and feedback skills
  • Describe communication strategies for connecting with clients
  • Demonstrate the ability to adapt communication to different audiences

This training session lasts 4 hours and can be provided as a live, fully interactive virtual training for $889 or on-site at the location of your choice for $2,709* including all travel costs.

This session can be completed individually or as a full Level I training. If you would like to mix and match sessions to create your own training package, please contact us for additional information.

*Includes all travel costs for a training location within the continental United States. Note: travel costs will be prorated if multiple on-site training sessions are purchased for the same location and time period.

Community Health Workers are the natural link of partners within a community. The Networks & Referrals session enhances participants’ abilities to identify and cultivate those partnerships to better serve their communities. The objectives of this session are to:

  • Describe the purpose of creating a network
  • Identify the essential providers or community resources to include in your network
  • Describe and demonstrate processes involved in developing an effective network
  • Define key information needed when providing a referral to a network partner

This training session lasts 4 hours and can be provided as a live, fully interactive virtual training for $889 or on-site at the location of your choice $2,709* including all travel costs.

This session can be completed individually or as a full Level I training. If you would like to mix and match sessions to create your own training package, please contact us for additional information.

*Includes all travel costs for a training location within the continental United States. Note: travel costs will be prorated if multiple on-site training sessions are purchased for the same location and time period.

It’s important for the Community Health Worker to meet the community where they are. Client Visits for Community Health Workers addresses the major opportunities and challenges when CHWs are visiting their clients. The objectives of this session are to:

  • Define types of client visits from the perspective of a Community Health Worker
  • Identify etiquette and safety guidelines surrounding client visits

This training session lasts 2 hours and can be provided as a live, fully interactive virtual training for $639 or on-site at the location of your choice for $2,459* including all travel costs.

This session can be completed individually or as a full Level I training. If you would like to mix and match sessions to create your own training package, please contact us for additional information.

*Includes all travel costs for a training location within the continental United States. Note: travel costs will be prorated if multiple on-site training sessions are purchased for the same location and time period.

The topics covered in Community Health Worker L.E.A.D. curriculum Level II are the skills that CHWs need to be successful and effectively support their communities on a range of issues. These competencies build on skills and experiences that Community Health Workers bring to their work and also help them to grow professionally and work in a variety of settings. 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 package. The 20 hours of Level II training package can be facilitated in English or Spanish and provided as a live, fully interactive virtual training for $3,739 or on-site at the location of your choice for $6,239* including all travel costs.

Available Sessions:

There is no defined path to success, especially for a profession as unique as that of Community Health Workers. The Planning the Career You Want session encourages participants to reflect on their own career goals and empowers them to develop a plan for the career they want. The objectives of this session are to:

  • Describe strategies for creating and maintaining a successful career as a Community Health Worker
  • Identify resources and needs for career development

This training session lasts 2 hours and can be provided as a live, fully interactive virtual training for $639 or on-site at the location of your choice for $2,459* including all travel costs.

This session can be completed individually or as a full Level II training. If you would like to mix and match sessions to create your own training package, please contact us for additional information.

*Includes all travel costs for a training location within the continental United States. Note: travel costs will be prorated if multiple on-site training sessions are purchased for the same location and time period.

The Community Health Worker Leadership and Empowerment session integrates the key themes of the MHP Salud L.E.A.D. Curriculum. Building on the inherent qualities of Community Health Workers, participants will evaluate their current leadership skills and identify opportunities for growth. The objectives of this session are to:

  • Define leadership and how it is applied by Community Health Workers in their communities
  • Identify opportunities and strategies for Community Health Worker empowerment

This training session lasts 2 hours and can be provided as a live, fully interactive virtual training for $639 or on-site at the location of your choice for $2,459* including all travel costs.

This session can be completed individually or as a full Level II training. If you would like to mix and match sessions to create your own training package, please contact us for additional information.

*Includes all travel costs for a training location within the continental United States. Note: travel costs will be prorated if multiple on-site training sessions are purchased for the same location and time period.

Community Health Workers can play an important role in every stage of designing and implementing a Community Needs & Resources Assessment. Participants will gain practical understanding by practicing focus group facilitation and community asset mapping. The objectives for this session are to:

  • Define the process of a community needs and resources assessment
  • Identify the different roles CHWs can play in a community needs and resources assessment
  • Understand how to lead a focus group discussion on community needs
  • Demonstrate community asset mapping skills

This training session lasts 4 hours and can be provided as a live, fully interactive virtual training for $889 or on-site at the location of your choice for $2,709* including all travel costs.

This session can be completed individually or as a full Level II training. If you would like to mix and match sessions to create your own training package, please contact us for additional information.

*Includes all travel costs for a training location within the continental United States. Note: travel costs will be prorated if multiple on-site training sessions are purchased for the same location and time period.

For seasoned Community Health Workers, knowing and being able to articulate the worth of the profession is important. With The Worth of the Community Health Worker Profession: Return on Investment (ROI) for CHW Programs session, participants will gain an understanding of the Return on Investment (ROI) concept and how it impacts their organization and their community. The objectives of this session are to:

  • Define Return on Investment and its importance to employers and communities
  • Demonstrate the financial worth of the Community Health Worker profession in your community and institution

This training session lasts 2 hours and can be provided as a live, fully interactive virtual training for $639 or on-site at the location of your choice for $2,459* including all travel costs.

This session can be completed individually or as a full Level II training. If you would like to mix and match sessions to create your own training package, please contact us for additional information.

*Includes all travel costs for a training location within the continental United States. Note: travel costs will be prorated if multiple on-site training sessions are purchased for the same location and time period.

Motivational Interviewing: Empowering Clients to Change Behavior provides Community Health Workers with strategies for supporting behavior change and equips them to use these strategies with their clients, ultimately advancing client, program, and organizational goals. The objectives of this session are to:

  • Explain the strategies of motivational interviewing.
  • Demonstrate how Motivational Interviewing can be used to facilitate change talk and behavior change in clients

This training session lasts 2 hours and can be provided as a live, fully interactive virtual training for $639 or on-site at the location of your choice for $2,459* including all travel costs.

This session can be completed individually or as a full Level II training. If you would like to mix and match sessions to create your own training package, please contact us for additional information.

*Includes all travel costs for a training location within the continental United States. Note: travel costs will be prorated if multiple on-site training sessions are purchased for the same location and time period.

The Resolving Conflict in Community Health Work training session provides the skills needed for Community Health Workers to manage and resolve the inevitable conflict that arises when people interact. This session will include learning techniques that can be useful in a myriad of settings. The objectives of this session are to:

  • Explore interpersonal conflict and conflict styles
  • Understand and apply methods of resolving conflict

This training session lasts 2 hours and can be provided as a live, fully interactive virtual training for $639 or on-site at the location of your choice for $2,459* including all travel costs.

This session can be completed individually or as a full Level II training. If you would like to mix and match sessions to create your own training package, please contact us for additional information.

*Includes all travel costs for a training location within the continental United States. Note: travel costs will be prorated if multiple on-site training sessions are purchased for the same location and time period.

Community Health Workers are natural advocates for their clients and communities. The Amplifying the Community’s Voice: Advocating session provides participants an understanding of appropriate guidelines for advocacy in the Community Health Worker profession, and equips them with tools to successfully advocate in their role. The objectives for this session are to:

  • Define Community Health Worker advocacy
  • Understand the process for identifying advocacy needs of clients and the community
  • Develop messaging for relevant stakeholders and the local landscape
  • Understand the limitations of advocacy by Community Health Workers

This training session lasts 4 hours and can be provided as a live, fully interactive virtual training for $889 or on-site at the location of your choice for $2,709* including all travel costs.

This session can be completed individually or as a full Level II training. If you would like to mix and match sessions to create your own training package, please contact us for additional information.

*Includes all travel costs for a training location within the continental United States. Note: travel costs will be prorated if multiple on-site training sessions are purchased for the same location and time period.

Case Management is one of the roles Community Health Workers can play in the course of their work. The Case Management for Community Health Workers session will allow participants to grasp the process of case management, deliver effective care over time, and support clients in achieving their goals. The objectives of this session are to:

  • Understand the role of a Community Health Worker in case management
  • Apply case management skills developing client goals and action plan

This training session lasts 2 hours and can be provided as a live, fully interactive virtual training for $639 or on-site at the location of your choice for $2,459* including all travel costs.

This session can be completed individually or as a full Level II training. If you would like to mix and match sessions to create your own training package, please contact us for additional information.

*Includes all travel costs for a training location within the continental United States. Note: travel costs will be prorated if multiple on-site training sessions are purchased for the same location and time period.