Community Health Worker Training 2020

CHWAR will be hosting a training session beginning in February 2020

Sponsored by Health Professional Opportunity Grant

Target group: Individuals seeking an entry level career in the healthcare field as a CHW.  

Duration: Total of 96 hours of classroom instruction.  108 hours of internship. 

Specific Objectives: Trainees working in the capacity engagement will be able to identify the correlation of their roles with that of a community health worker using the various skill set that will promote effective community outreach.  Trainees will learn the basics of home visiting: communication, outreach safety, stress management, mandated reporting and professionalism from experienced CHW trainers in the field of outreach. Trainees will also be instructed on the various health needs of the community.

When: February 24th - June 3rd / Monday & Wednesday / 1:30 - 4:30pm

Where: 400 West Ave Rochester NY 14611

Training is fully comprehensive and will include the scope of practice and core competencies of CHW education.  Training will be in modules covering: scope of practice, home visitation, communication skills, time management, transportation, paperwork, work ethics, supervision, stress management, and community resources. The training model was created and implemented with input from experienced CHWs, serving as CHWAR’s training facilitators. Trainings are face-to-face, allowing CHWs for hands-on training and practice of skills. Additionally the training will include interview and resume preparation including articulating the unique skills of a CHW.

If interested in registering, please complete the application below.

Please contact chwarochester@gmail.com or 585-957-0032 for any further questions.

More about HPOG...

  • Established by the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) to provide education and training programs in high-demand health care professions to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income individuals.
  • An important federal effort to improve the labor market opportunities of disadvantaged populations within the health care field.
  • Offers pre-training activities for participants who need to improve basic academic skills or English language proficiency before entering occupational training.
  • Participants will receive career exploration and planning, integrated case management, support services, and employment placement and retention assistance.

      “This document was supported by Grant 90FX0055 from the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS.”

     “HPOG is a study funded by the federal government which is being conducted to determine how these training opportunities help people improve their skills and find better jobs. During the study, all new eligible applicants will be selected by lottery to participate in these training opportunities. Not all eligible applicants will be selected to participate in these opportunities”.