What is a CHW?
What is a community health worker (CHW)? The aims of the Community Health Worker Core Consensus Project are to expand cohesion in the field and to contribute to the visibility and greater understanding of the full potential of Community Health Workers (CHWs) to improve health, community development, and access to systems of care. Learn more about core roles and competencies from the CHW Core Consensus (C3) Project in the video below.
WVSOM Comprehensive CHERP-trained Community Health Worker Program
Additional CHW Resources and Trainings
The Community Health Education Resource Person (CHERP) training program is the core training of the WVSOM Community Health Worker (CHW) program. There are three consecutive training levels: Level 1: Wellness, Level 2: Health Promotion, and Level 3: Disease Prevention and Management. National recommended CHW Core Consensus (C3) Project competencies will be addressed throughout the CHERP training program.
Depending on the CHW’s role or interests and to build a comprehensive portfolio, additional resources and trainings are offered below and are categorized by specific main topics. Find more information about each of the supplemental trainings or resources by clicking on the link for the respective program.Depending on the CHW’s role or interests, additional trainings and resources are offered below and are categorized by specific main topics. Find more information about each of the supplemental trainings or resources by clicking on the link for the respective program.