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CHWI Upcoming Training Opportunities

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Safety First Disarming in Tense situations - A guide for Health Workers

Asthma Education for the Community Health Worker

Goal: This training resource is specifically aimed for CHWs who work with populations with Asthma. Click Here For More Information



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Recent CHW News

Research Information


In the face of government inaction, the country’s best chance at keeping the crisis from spiraling relies on everyone to keep caring. Click Here to read more. 

Addressing Health Worker Burnout: The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on Building a Thriving Health Workforce

Invest in public health and our public health workforce. We must improve disease surveillance systems and expand and diversify the public health workforce so we can address the impacts of social determinants of health, health inequities, counter the spread of health misinformation and disinformation, strengthen partnerships cross clinical and community settings, and consider other societal factors that shape health and well-being. These are critical measures to protect our health systems. Click Here To Read More 

Impact on Health Care Utilization and Costs of a Medicaid Community Health Worker Program in Detroit, 2018–2020: A Randomized Program Evaluation

The objective of this study was to compare health care utilization and costs between beneficiaries randomly assigned to usual services versus a community health worker (CHW) program implemented by 3 Medicaid health plans.

Conclusion drawn from this study were Initial increases in ambulatory care use from effective programs for underserved communities may mitigate savings from decreased acute care use.

To learn more about the research methods and results please Click Here for the full research article.

Community Health Workers in the United States: Time to Expand a Critical Workforce

Community health workers (CHWs) have a long rich global history of extending essential health services and helping address social determinants of health for underserved populations.

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Understanding Scope and Competencies: A Contemporary Look at the United States Community Health Worker Field

Community Health Worker Toolkit
CDC’s comprehensive collection of CHW literature, toolkits, and resources.

Community Health Workers: Roles and Opportunities in Health Care Delivery System Reform
This report reviews health services research findings on CHW utilization relevant to U.S. policymakers and considers the key challenges facing CHWs.





CHW Certification Information

The South Carolina Community Health Worker Association and the Credentialing Council provide Certification classes for Community Health Workers and Promotores through the following organizations.  Please click the icons below to access dates and registration for the classes.  


The association provides a forum for networking, sharing of strategies and resources, and a foundation for education.


SCCHWA Membership promotes the improvement of population health in the communities of South Carolina.



A certification with SCCHWA provides opportunities for furthering knowledge, skills, and formal education.


Learn more about the various resources available to you as a member of SC Community Health Worker Association.

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