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Wisconsin Community Health Worker Alliance

  • Milwaukee AHEC brings partners together on a regular basis to further cultivate our partnerships and begin integrating our work, with the long-term vision of enhancing community health through collective impact. The WI Community Health Worker Alliance was founded to advance the developing and growing recognition of CHWs as an emerging resource for Wisconsin and to facilitate expansion in deployment of CHWs into the Wisconsin public health workforce.

 

Community Health Worker Training (CHW)

  • Recognizing that there is a need for community health workers to serve as a “bridge” between community members and the health care delivery system, Milwaukee AHEC launched the Community Health Worker Training Program in 2010, a 100-hour training program where participants learn concepts and principles of basic public health care, including health promotion and maintenance, chronic disease prevention, and self-care management at the community level. Participants engage in experiential learning tasks trough volunteering and group activities, participate in self-study, group project presentations and employment planning and coaching.
    • 137 CHWs trained by Milwaukee AHEC since 2011.
    • 15 CHWs trained by Milwaukee AHEC during Fall 2015.

 

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Contact

Lynette Weathers
lweathers@milahec.org , 414-344-0675 ext. 228



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Office

2224 W Kilbourn Ave Milwaukee, WI 53233