HealthVisions Midwest has been a proponent of Community Health Workers (CHWs) as part of a health care team for over 10 years. The CHW is a trusted member of the community and plays a vital role in the healthcare system. A CHW is known by many different job titles and roles.
The Indiana Community Health Worker Association (INCHWA) organized to promote, support and give the CHW voice through education and advocacy. To this end, INCHWA is certifying curriculum of training vendors “that has been formally reviewed for alignment to national and State standards.
HealthVisions Midwest is announcing that effective March 1, 2017 it has a 40-hour curriculum that has been CERTIFIED by INCHWA. It is the first in the State of Indiana. The first CCHW training is scheduled for the first week of April, 2017 as part of an 18-month Skill Up Grant.