I’m already a CHW. Do I have to do this training?
This training covers CHW core competencies. Many CHWs have already gone through core competency training in Michigan while other haven’t. Some employers may have existing CHWs complete this training to solidify their core knowledge base. Currently, no training program is required by law to be a CHW.
I’m an employer. If a CHW completes training, can I bill for their services?
MiCHWA’s goal is that the certificate received from this training would result in the CHW being eligible to bill for services within an employer agency — but not yet! Michigan does not currently have a structure to support direct reimbursement by Medicaid or other health plans for CHW services .
Will additional training classes be offered in the future?
Yes! We post upcoming training information on our website. Training has historically happened when employer demand exists, so if you are an employer, let us know!
I’m nowhere near an existing training location. Can I get a copy of the curriculum?
Under its agreement with Minnesota, MiCHWA partners, including educational institutions and other agencies, will be eligible to request the curriculum. A process for this is in development now. MiCHWA will govern the use of the curriculum and will release guidelines for curriculum usage within the next year. Following the pilot, changes will be made to the existing curriculum using evaluation results from the training cohorts.
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