Educate co-workers about your role as a community health worker and how you can be better integrated into the team.
Create opportunities to network with other CHWs at your organization or in your community.
Encourage your employer to become active in advocacy that supports CHWs.
- Supportive Employer Practices
- Career Pathways Model
- CHW Orientation Toolkit, February 2017
- The Toolkit, developed by Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, is designed to help organizations have a standardized way to orient CHWs to the organizational systems, resources and specific health-related needs of the communities they serve. The Toolkit includes policies and procedures; assessments, documentation and data collection standards; job descriptions; standards for communicating with patients, coworkers and partner agencies; resources; and basic education guidelines.