CHWI Upcoming Training Opportunities
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SC AHEC Continuing Professional Development
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Apply for a HEAL Mini-Grant by July 21
Wholespire, formally Eat Smart Move More South Carolina, has a brand new funding opportunity for communities interested in increasing access to healthy choices. In partnership with the South Carolina Office of Rural Health, the healthy eating active living (HEAL) mini-grant will also help increase community capacity to address health through technical assistance.
The HEAL mini-grants must be used to fund healthy eating and active living projects that support policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) changes. There will be one grant cycle per year with an application deadline of July 21. One mini-grant is available each year for up to $5000 per applicant.
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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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- N.J. to stiffen penalties for assaults on healthcare workers - SecurityInfoWatch
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline will become 988 in July 2022 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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.
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.
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.
A certification with SCCHWA provides opportunities for furthering knowledge, skills, and formal education.
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