CDC Resources for Community Health Workers

We want to celebrate and recognize community health workers (CHWs) and their role as an essential connector between communities, health care and social systems, and state health departments.

Explore this resource collection and enhance your work.
Be sure to share with colleagues!

Community Health Worker Resources
Lists programs across the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that offer CHW resources.
Community Health Worker Toolkit
Provides online training, lessons learned, and best practices to train and build the capacity of CHWs in their communities.
National Association of Community Health Workers Document Resource Center
Provides CHW leaders, current and potential employers, and payers with a searchable collection of documents on state-level CHW policies.
Engaging Community Health Workers in the Development of a Statewide Infrastructure for Sustainability
Presents a summary report and job aid from a CDC forum on promoting the long-term sustainability and financing of CHWs.

Guides for CHWs to engage people with diabetes and those at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

New Beginnings: A Discussion Guide for Living Well With Diabetes 
2022 update now available

Road to Health Toolkit: How to Prevent or Delay Type 2 Diabetes in Your Community: A Resource for Community Health Workers
Coming soon! Both resources include expanded content and tips for virtual delivery. 

Thank you to all community health workers!
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