Since September 2022, Southwestern Colorado AHEC continues to offer educational services to members of the community advisory board for the SWCAHEC Community Health Worker Curriculum Development Project. During this period, board members have had the opportunity to learn about the foundations of community health workers through lectures.
The lectures focus on the core elements and factors that play a part of the community health worker scope of work, including client interview, the structure of healthcare system, and social determinants of health. Through these lectures, board members are gaining an understanding of the fundamental skills and knowledge that a community health worker requires to effectively serve their community.
In addition to the lectures, SWCAHEC provides board members with resources to help them better understand the role of a community health worker. These resources include print materials, online trainings, and participation in community health exposure events. Through these resources, board members are gaining a greater appreciation for the importance of a community health worker in promoting health and wellbeing in their community