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CHW Planning and Assessment Toolkit

The CHW Planning and Assessment Toolkit is intended to provide you with background knowledge, resources, tips, and recommendations for hiring and utilizing a CHW. It is ideal for managers and key decision makers advocating for, or implementing, a CHW program at their organization. The focus of this toolkit is on healthcare and social service settings; however, the information found in this toolkit is also applicable to community settings as they relate and interface with healthcare settings. 

Self-Guided Resource Version

This version of the toolkit is designed to be used as a self-guided resource, allowing you to refer to the modules that are most applicable to where your organization is in adapting a CHW program. You may navigate through this toolkit from the first module to the last, or you may choose to skip to parts of the toolkit that are applicable to your current needs. Feel free to access this toolkit as many times as needed.

CEU Version

This version of the toolkit offers CEUs for healthcare professionals and other professionals who complete the toolkit. There are four modules to this version of the toolkit, and all must be completed to receive CEUs. Click here to view available CEUs for different disciplines. You must complete all four (4) modules of this toolkit to receive applicable CEUs.

Toolkit Assistance

Should you have any questions while using this toolkit, such as receiving continuing education credits or accessibility features, please contact the CHWSD at info@chwsd.org.

Toolkit Accessibility

Please contact the CHWSD for questions or concerns regarding the accessibility of the toolkit. The CHWSD and partners have worked to make the toolkit very accessible, but are able to provide further support, if needed.

This toolkit was supported by the Grant or Cooperative Agreement Number 5NU380T000225-04, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.