CHWs are not just a concept
we are an ever-evolving global workforce!
Welcome to the dynamic world of Community Health Workers (CHWs),
where the roots of our vital workforce extend across decades. Far from being a recent innovation, CHWs remain an integral part of global healthcare,
continuously emerging and elevating their professional standing.
This page serves as a portal into the fundamentals of CHW work.
Unravel the secrets behind the workforce's growth, explore the relevant history
that has shaped its trajectory, and discover actionable entry points
in Missouri's CHW space. Join us in celebrating the past, present, and future of CHWs,
as we pave the way for a healthier and more connected community.
MISSOURI CHW FUNDAMENTALS
CHW CERTIFICATION COURSE
Kickstart a meaningful career as a CHW! The STLCC CHW Certification Program is THE place to be. We're not just any program – we're the leaders in Missouri, offering an accelerated job training experience that'll have you ready to tackle the world of healthcare and social services.
The program includes 120+ hybrid classroom hours covering everything from public health to client-centered counseling, plus 60 service-learning hours– allowing you to make real impact while training.
CHW is more than a job, it's a calling.
Ready to make a difference?
Apply for the spring 2024 today; applications close on February 16th!
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHW
The National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW) officially kicked off in April 2019, after years of planning and rallying by CHWs and our allies all over the U.S. NACHW is a nonprofit on a mission to bring CHWs together from every corner of the map; the goal is to unite across geography, ethnicity, sector, and experience, all in the name of CHWs supporting communities to rock health, equity, and social justice.
CHW CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
The evolution of the CHW curriculum in Missouri has reached a harmonious and stabilized state. Statewide, the workforce has successfully:
established standardized CHW Core Competencies,
endorsed curriculum providers at the statewide level, and;
embraced a unified Code of Ethics.
Ready to add a professional badge to your CHW Certification? Why stop at great when you can be extraordinary?
Your credential is not just a piece of paper; it's your ticket to standing out
and owning your CHW game.
Ready to take your CHW journey to the next level? Apply today
and let's make it official!
CHW Show-Me ECHO
Dive into a virtual hub of wisdom tailor-made for community health workers (CHWs),
where you'll rub virtual shoulders with seasoned CHW specialists from all corners of the state.
And the best part?
It won't cost you a dime!
Thanks to good ol' video conferencing magic, ECHO links up dream teams of experts spanning various fields.
This crafted, cozy, virtual space- led by CHWs - aims to create an inclusive hangout where we can swap stories,
learn from each other, and beef up those skills.
Boost your superpowers to better uplift the families and communities you're passionate about.
Don't miss out on the Community Health Worker ECHO sessions,
held from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.
Come as you are, leave a little wiser.
2024 CHWAM CONFERENCE
Hey there, CHW champions! Mark your calendars because something awesome is around the corner!
The 2024 CHWAM Conference will be in the Lake of the Ozarks from March 4th to 6th. Trust us, you won't want to miss it! This year, we're all about "Standing Up for Hope," and we want YOU to be part of this inspiring journey.
Join us for a weekend filled with wisdom, connections, and a whole lot of heart. Register today!