CHW Training

Community Health Worker Training Overview

The protocol manual builds upon over 20 years of developing, implementing, and training Community Health Workers (CHWs). The training includes 40-hour didactic training and 80-hour practicum (shadowing experienced CHWs) within the three month orientation period. The training covers the major health and social problems encountered by Kentuckians. The manual was developed in consultation with health providers, experience of CHWs and from researching current health information. Components of every client’s care include emphasis on prevention, chronic disease self-management and encouragement of a healthy lifestyle.

All CHWs are required to complete all training modules included in the Community Health Training program.

Training Forms

Download Community Health Workers Interest Form Here
Download Community Health Worker Training Curriculum Here

Upcoming CHW Training Dates




UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health
750 Morton Boulevard, Hazard, KY 41701

(Note: These are 4-day trainings.)

For more information, please contact:

Michaela Williams, Rural Outreach Coordinator
(606) 439-3557, ext. 83686 or (855) 859-2374

Mace Baker, Kentucky Homeplace Director
(606) 439-3557, ext. 83684 or (855) 859-2374

Janet Kegley, Rural Project Manager
(606) 738-4729 or (888) 223-2910