CHW Resources

The following are various online resources, tools, training, and continuing education for Community Health Workers.

NNLM – free educational and print materials you can order from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine


DSHS Education Calendar– find out about current CHW CE opportunities across the state

Home Health Quality Improvement University

The Community Tool Box – Center for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas

Description: 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.

HealthReach – Health Information in many Languages.

Health Equity Change Makers Toolkit (Office of Minority Health)  Toolkit of resources patients can do including self-assessments.

APHA CHW Section Resources

Community Health Worker (CHW) Toolkit – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Description: 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.

WHO guideline on health policy and  system support to optimize community health worker programmes

Description: 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.

Training & Continuing Education 

Dallas County Community College-El Centro CHW Training Information (PDF)

A&M Health Science Center – National CHW Training Center Information

USA Center Online Campus CHW Course Information

Last Updated 9/18/2019