We’re ready to build capacity statewide and equip more trainers to teach the MiCHWA CHW Curriculum. Our model will equip additional curriculum instructors statewide who can implement CHW training in their local communities or travel to other areas of the state. This model will also meet a growing need among employers who are hiring CHWs to address social determinants, including as care team members in FQHCs, who want their CHWs trained in a core competency curriculum designed for incumbent workers. With eight cohorts completed and demand coming in from all across the state, it’s time to scale our curriculum across Michigan.
The purpose of MiCHWA Capacity for CHW Curriculum Instruction (MiCCI) is to expand the capacity of the CHW curriculum instruction team throughout the State of Michigan.
- Self- directed study which includes review of the training manual, text book, related article(s), MiCHWA evaluation, and viewing of Unnatural Causes (movie).
- In-person workshop(s).
- Technical assistance calls with Master Trainers.
- Implementation of a CHW training in its entirety in designated region.
- Participation in evaluation activities.
- Co-facilitate at least one day of a MiCHWA CHW training with a Master Trainer.
New Instructors: Cohort 1
Five trainees successfully went through the first step of MiCHWA’s train the trainer program from October 24 to 26, 2016, in Lansing. Over three days, participants received instruction on how to deliver the MiCHWA CHW Curriculum. In the next year, each new instructor will need to teach one full CHW training cohort with the MiCHWA CHW Curriculum. Each will also receive technical assistance and support from a master trainer. Congrats to our newest instructors!
Thanks to master trainers Rebeca Guzman and Susie Williamson for their support on this project.
Funding for this project made possible by the Metro Health Foundation and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation.