A Community Health Worker is a front-line public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables the worker to serve as a liaison/ link/ intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.
A Community Health Worker also builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support, and advocacy.
–The American Public Health Association
Train to be a Community Health Worker (CHW)
Fall 2018 CHW Training is now in session!
Gain the skills and core competencies to be a Community Health Worker (CHW) in this hybrid online/in-person class! A frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of the community with a close understanding of the North Country, CHW's serve as a liaison between the patient and healthcare and social services to facilitate access to care and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.
- CHW roles, characteristics, and skills
- Cultural humility & ethics
- Guiding principals
- Care management
- Interpersonal skills
- Health-related topics
- Motivational Interviewing (MI) Training (2-day)
In-person Class Dates & Times:
Meets on Mondays, 1:00 -4:00 PM***
November: 5, 19
December: 3, 17
January: 7, 21
*** CHW Training Workshop includes Two-day Motivational Interviewing (MI) Training. In addition to the scheduled in-person Monday class meetings listed (above), participants must attend MI training, with the option to select either set of MI class dates:
Oct. 24 & 25 -- OR -- Dec. 4 & 5
Training binder, Foundations for Community Health Workers (textbook), access to online modules
Attend: 6 in-person class sessions, two-day MI Training
Complete assigned reading and online modules between scheduled classes
Must have computer/internet access, high school diploma, and be 18 or older
Contact Annette Carbonneau:
acarbonneau@NCHCNH.org or (603)259-3700 x221
Learn about the role and value that CHWs bring to the health care landscape with the Northern NH Community Health Worker Assessment.