New Guide Available on Community Health Worker Recruiting and Hiring

Draw upon lessons learned from health centers that have successfully hired, trained, integrated, and retained Community Health Workers (CHWs) and peers with lived experience. Community Health Worker/Peer Workforce: Recruiting and Hiring for Social Determination of Health Screening provides best practices developed through interviews and research, focused on the CHW and peer role in social determinants of health (SDOH) screening and addressing related disparities, like the impacts of COVID-19. These lessons can inform efforts to address and eliminate SDOH-associated health disparities that impact the most vulnerable communities.

The guide is a joint effort of several HRSA-funded National Training & Technical Assistance Partners (NTTAPs): MHP Salud, CSH, and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council.