GCACH is excited to announce the participating organizations in the first cohort for the Community Health Worker (CHW) Internship and Training Program:
The purpose of the CHW Internship and Training Program is to increase care coordination in the region by supporting organizations, through financial support and training, to employ Community Health Workers. While the role of the CHW can vary, they are often seen as the frontline public health workers who are trusted members that have a unique understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables the workers to serve as a liaison between health and social services, and the community.
CHWs play a vital role in bridging gaps in care and GCACH recognizes the impact these individuals have on not only improving health outcomes, but strengthening the overall healthcare delivery system.
To ensure the CHWs in our program have the tools and resources they need to be successful in their position, GCACH is hosting a series of Learning Collaboratives in September and October that include trauma informed care interviewing, motivational interviewing, and mental health first aid training.
In our mission to empower CHWs in the region, we are extending these trainings for FREE to any CHWs who would like to participate and take advantage of these Learning Collaboratives. If you or someone you know may be interested in attending, please contact Diane Halo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are the trainings we have currently scheduled: