Western Massachusetts public health training center (WMPHTC): Designing and implementing training programs for community health workers
11 MOCHA Mentors completed the Stanford 24-hour CDSM Leaders Program. MOCHA Mentors also received 8 hours of grant writing training. 7 HHC CHWs received 12 hours of training addressing the diabetes spectrum and core competencies of public health. 15 MSHTFC CHW volunteers received 13 hours of training focused on accessing health information, presentation skills, and an exploration of community resources and volunteer opportunities.
This presentation analyzes the training evaluation results and discusses implications for future training programs.
Learning Areas:Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Describe the CHW training programs offered by Western MA Public Health Training Center (WMPHTC) Evaluate the results of CHW training programs Discuss how to design CHW training based on needs assessment
Keyword(s): Community Health Promoters, Chronic Diseases
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the program director of the Western MA Public Health Training Center, conducted the informal needs assessment, and provided the trainings to Community Health Workers.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.