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.

CHERP Training Program

The CHERP training program is the core training of the WVSOM CRCH CHW program. Select additional trainings and programs to increase your skills and competencies as a CHW. Find more information on each of these trainings by rolling over the circle to link to the respective program. 

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Emergency Management

WV Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management

FEMA Independent Study Courses  - More than 203 active courses are available on-line. To sign up, first you will need a FEMA SID#, which may be acquired HERE.

CPR & First Aid

West Virginia REDI

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Disaster Response Volunteering
CERT Programs by Location 


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