The following are various online resources, tools, training, and continuing education for Community Health Workers.
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has online free, self-paced DSHS-certified continuing education for Promotores and CHWs, and other online resources on cervical cancer prevention and detection:
CHW Helping People with Access and Functional Needs Prepare for Disasters
Date/Time/Location: Distance Learning
Training Program: Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health Office of Special Programs
CEUs: 1 DSHS-certified CEU – Knowledge-base
Call (979) 436-9478 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM or email [email protected]
The Community Toolbox
Center for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas
Find help assessing community needs and resources, addressing social determinants of health, engaging stakeholders, action planning, building leadership, improving cultural competency, planning an evaluation, and sustaining your efforts over time.
Community Health Worker (CHW) Toolkit
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Online courses, lessons learned, and best practices to help state health departments train and further build capacity for CHWs in their communities. Training and education materials for CHWs to use within their communities.
CDC “Amigas” Toolkit
AMIGAS stands for “Ayudando a Las Mujeres con Información, Guía y Amor para su Salud.” In English, this means “Helping Women with Information, Guidance, and Love for Their Health.” AMIGAS is a bilingual educational outreach intervention designed to help promotoras (community health workers) and other lay health educators increase cervical cancer screening among Hispanics who have rarely or never had a Pap test. CDC funded a randomized controlled trialexternal icon that showed AMIGAS is effective in promoting cervical cancer screening (Pap tests) among Hispanics between ages 21 and 65 years.
WHO guideline on health policy and system support to optimize community health worker programmes
This guideline is part of the World Health Organization (WHO) programme of work on human resources for health. It represents a technical tool to facilitate the implementation of the WHO Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030, the recommendations of the United Nations High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth and WHO’s Thirteenth general programme of work 2019−2023.