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.
For more information, please contact:
Mace Baker, KY Homeplace Director (606) 439-3557 ext. 83684 or 855-859-2374
Janet Kegley, Rural Project Manager (606) 738-4729 or 888-223-2910