These are the fees associated with CHW Certification:
The Community Health Worker Advisory Committee developed recommendations with respect to the training, promotion, utilization and certification of Community Health Workers (CHWs). The Committee’s work supported the recommendations with respect to the role of CHWs in care delivery. The Committee also examined key success factors for employers of CHWs including basic understanding of the nature of the workforce, requirements for successful integration of CHWs into clinical operations, distinctive considerations in hiring and supervision, and provision of technical/clinical backup to CHWs in home and community settings. The goal of the Committee is to support the integration of and effective support for CHWs in the healthcare system and the communities that they serve.
A Community Health Worker Advisory Body will advise OHS and DPH on education and certification requirements.
This Advisory Body will have:
What will the CHW Advisory Body Do?
“The Community Health Workers Certification would recognizes my knowledge, abilities and years of experience that I have been using to perform as a Family Self Sufficiency Counselor and Program Coordinator, among other supporting roles that I perform to support community wellness. The personal quote would be: Recognition, development and growth.”Myriam Zelada, Family Self Sufficiency Program Coordinator, Family Centers, CT.
“Means I know my knowledge. Helps me be successful without and ‘Associates'”. – Justin J. Gabiano”
“Community Health Workers are on the front lines in providing vital, culturally competent health care services to our most underserved populations. Certification would aid in recognizing, promoting and compensating the value of community health workers as the competent and caring professionals we are.” Tara Monroy, Outreach & Enrollment Coordinator, Community Health & Wellness Center CT.
“Community Health Workers are a true testament to serving those in need! Value them and urge your State to support and acknowledge the work they do through Certification!”. Elena Padin, Outreach Worker, Southwest Community Health Center Inc., CT.
“Having worked in my community for 15 years as a “Community Messenger” and “Health Promoter”, I feel that having certification as a Community Health Worker would be appropriate recognition of the serious and important work that I have done. This certification would provide me, and other CHWs, with a recognized place in the CHW workforce and in the healthcare community. Since it is, and it has been demonstrated that we offer a link and the much-needed bridge in the control, maintenance, treatment and rehabilitation that leads to stability in the health of our community members, we should be recognized for such. It is through the few community members who are also Community Health Workers that clients who are community members as well, can have good, consistent, trusted and reliable communication and relationships to support them to follow their treatment plans and achieve complete recovery. It is important to acknowledge those who have achieved a level of respect for their reliability, work, education, and experience by giving them certification as a Community Health Worker.” Nilda Paris, Community Messenger.