New England Public Health Training Center

Introduction to Interviewing for Community Health Workers (CHWs)

This is an introductory course offering CHES and CPH — Free
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0.75 hours


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Community Health Worker interviews capture information about client circumstances relevant to the services offered by CHW agencies and/or network. The interview process relies on multiple skills and is one of the most important tools used by CHWs.

What You'll Learn

After completing this course, you will be able to...

  • Identify a tool used by CHWs to assess Social Determinants of Health (SDH)
  • Explain 3 tasks to complete prior to the CHW interview
  • Identify skills used in a client interview
  • List 2-3 protocols to understand prior to beginning the interview

Competency Terms

Communication Skills
Community Dimensions of Practice Skills

Related Occupations

Community Health Worker
Health Educator
Home Health Worker
Social Services Counselor
Social Worker

Related Job Tasks

Conduct site visits, home visits, or inspections
Meet with clients for purposes other than delivering direct health services
Perform health or environmental screenings