Community Health Worker Training

The CHW training curriculum and the CBO train-the-trainer model will be developed and implemented by the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, with advisory assistance from NYU School of Medicine Center for the Study of Asian American Health; NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development; Community Health Worker Network of NYC; and Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.

The PRC’s Community Health Worker (CHW) Training Program is unique in that it will focus on health promotion and disease prevention strategies across disease and illness areas.

The curriculum will address the following core competencies:

  • CHW role and history
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Infromal counseling
  • Service coordination skills
  • Capacity building skills
  • Advocacy skillsTechnical skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Research skills
  • Disease and illness skills

The NYU School of Medicine Center for the Study of Asian American Health also offers several other CHW training programs.  Learn about the CHW training of the DREAM (Diabetes Research, Education, and Action for Minorities) Project.