Community Health Workers Toolkit
Welcome to the Community Health Workers (CHW) Toolkit. It's designed to help rural communities evaluate opportunities for developing a CHW program and provide resources and best practices developed by successful CHW programs.
The toolkit is made up of several modules. Each concentrates on different aspects of CHW programs. Modules also include resources that may be used in developing a program for your area. Additional resources on general community health strategies available in the Rural Community Health Toolkit.
Module 1: Introduction to Community Health
An overview of community health workers and their roles.
Module 2: Program Models
Elements of differing models for CHW programs.
Module 3: Training Approaches
Available training materials and procedures for CHWs.
Module 4: Program Implementation
Building a program from the bottom up.
Module 5: Planning for Sustainability
Ensuring the CHW program functions properly.
Module 6: Measuring Program Impacts
Strategies for measuring program effectiveness.
Module 7: Disseminating Best Practices
Approaches for letting others know about the program.
Module 8: Program Clearinghouse
Examples of and contacts for successful CHW programs.