CHWs in the News
Community Health Workers Equipped to Support Mental Health
The CHW CARE hosted five trainings focused on Mental Health between November 2022 to June 2023.The CHW-CARE team hosted a series of mental health trainings focused on providing CHWs with the information, skills, and confidence to provide mental health support in local communities – with particular focus on youth and communities of color. The series kicked off in November 2022 by hosting Mental Health First Aid, a nationally recognized and evidenced-based training. Thereafter, CHW-CARE Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Team – comprised seasoned CHWs from the CHW-CARE partner organizations that represent and serve members of diverse BIPOC populations – designed and conducted three additional trainings tailored to the concerns, experiences, and systems in King County. Read our blog post here to learn more!
The CHW CARE team is actively planning trainings for Community Health Workers with topics ranging from asthma/respiratory health, COVID-19, housing insecurity, care coordination, and mental health. Being CHW-led, these trainings have an emphasis on being culturally responsive, locally focused, and CHW-centered. Read our blog postto learn about our first event launching the CHW CARE project, in June 2022!
With the onset of the pandemic, navigating community resources became not only incredibly important, but also life saving. We heard from CHWs that better tools were needed to access services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. Healthy King County Coalition set out to co-design a Resource Hub. Read our blog postto learn about the design process for this Resource hub made by and for CHWs!