Community Health Workers


Assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. Conduct outreach for medical personnel or health organizations to implement programs in the community that promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health. May provide information on available resources, provide social support and informal counseling, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and provide services such as first aid and blood pressure screening. May collect data to help identify community health needs.
Also called: Community Health Outreach Worker, Community Health Program Coordinator, Community Health Promoter, Community Nutrition Educator

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
  • management
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
    Health
  • medicine and dentistry

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Independence
  • Initiative

Technology:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • Client databases
  • Microsoft Access
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Medical software
  • Electronic health record EHR software

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    associate's degree
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