Course Overview

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This course provides state programs and other stakeholders with basic knowledge about Community Health Workers (CHWs), such as official definitions of CHWs, workforce development, and other topic areas. The course also covers how states can become engaged in policy and systems change efforts to establish sustainability for the work of CHWs, including examples of states that have proven success in this arena.

The sessions for this course include:

  • Introduction to Community Health Workers (CHWs)
  • Current Issues for the CHW Workforce
  • Workforce Development
  • Occupational Definition; Standards for Research and Evaluation
  • Sustainable Funding for CHW Positions
  • Moving Policy and Systems Change Forward