Community Health Worker Toolkit: A Guide for Employers

Author: 
Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (ORHPC)

The purpose of this toolkit is to provide employers and prospective employers with practical guidance for organizational and practice integration of community health workers (CHWs) and to understand the education and competencies of CHWs. Specifically, the toolkit aims to assist employers in understanding:

  • CHW program planning and stakeholder engagement
  • CHW emerging scope of practice/roles and responsibilities
  • Education and workplace training opportunities
  • Hiring and onboarding practices
  • Financial sustainability of a CHW position
  • Return on investment and evaluation of CHW program outcomes