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Community Health Worker Training

We have been training and collaborating with community health workers since 1986.



We have trained thousands of:

  • Parents
  • Community Health Workers, and
  • Direct Service Providers



  • To promote breastfeeding
  • To provide pregnancy and birthing support, and
  • To prevent infant mortality


Training Topics

Training topics have included:

  • Prevention of Prematurity
  • Importance of Prenatal Care
  • Domestic Violence
  • Healthy Pregnancy
  • Communication
  • Self-Care
  • Health Disparities

If you are interested in a community health worker training for your agency on these or any other topics, please contact us.

CHW Integration

We also partner with community health and human service organizations to develop programs that integrate community health workers into other services.

For more information about this kind of support, please contact us.

What is a Community Health Worker?

Across the United States, the Community Health Worker (CHW) is emerging as a vital link between underserved communities and health care providers.  As members of the communities they serve, community health workers provide culturally appropriate outreach, prevention, intervention, and treatment services which are based in, and reflect, the value systems of the community. CHWs are an effective and efficient means of improving community health by linking communities and health care systems.  

CHWs educate individuals and communities and facilitate access to needed services. CHWs can be breastfeeding peer counselors, doulas, poison prevention educators, asthma educators, diabetes prevention educators, to name a few.  They provide formal and informal community-based home visiting and case management services. They also educate providers and health care systems and help develop programs and services that are more responsive to the communities being served. They support community empowerment by providing information, leadership, and advocacy on issues impacting community health and well-being.

CHWs work neighbor-to-neighbor, teen-to-teen, refugee-to-refugee, mother-to-mother, one connection at a time.
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Jeretha McKinley

National Program Director

Tel. 404.798.7718

Program Development

In addition to training, HealthConnect One works with agencies and community leaders across the U.S. to develop and implement programs:

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program

Community-Based Doula Program