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Advocacy Training for Community Health Workers

, United States

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For too long, community health workers (CHWs) have been excluded from discussions that influence their work and their communities. That’s why “Advocacy Training for Community Health Workers” is a critical course to share with CHWs around the world. This free digital training equips CHWs with the skills to effectively share their personal stories and promote the health issues most important to their communities.

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Digital Medic, the Community Health Impact Coalition, and an advisory group of CHWs from around the world (Kenya, Uganda, Liberia, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Malawi, and Guatemala) worked together to develop this training to ensure that all content is action-oriented and reflective of the realities of CHWs’ work and the challenges they face.

Learners will have the ability to access and download videos, reading materials, and reflection exercises on the following topics:

1. The history and background of CHW programs
2. How to advocate for improved health care and working conditions
3. How to tell personal stories to advocate for change
4. How to use technology tools to participate in global conversations

The full course is freely available in the Digital Medic app for iOS and Android as well as through a web-based course. All materials are available in English, French, and Spanish.

We have created a free Facilitator Guide to assist with in-person and hybrid group learning sessions. The guide is recommended for CHW trainers and supervisors and is designed to align with your existing schedule.

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