Workforce Development: CHWs

Crafting Wellness: Your Journey as a CHW Begins

Welcome to STAR, where healthcare is an art, and you are the artisan of wellbeing.

Thank you for choosing to embark on this enriching journey with us. At STAR, we view healthcare as a masterpiece, and as a Community Health Worker (CHW), you become an essential creator, shaping the tapestry of health in our communities.

As a CHW, you’ll be more than a guide; you’ll be a creator of positive change, leaving an indelible mark on the canvas of community health. For over 30 years, the stars of STAR have collaborated with individuals like you, contributing to a narrative of vitality and resilience.

Now, it’s your turn to be an integral part of this artistic journey. Join us in crafting a vision of wellness for our communities. Let’s work together to bring your unique touch to the palette of healthcare. Are you ready to embark on your journey as a STAR CHW and contribute to the crafting of wellness?

Who Are CHWs? Unlocking Paths to Wellness in Your Community

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are the heart and soul of public health, serving as frontline warriors dedicated to bridging the gap between individuals and the resources they need. As a CHW with STAR, you become the vital link, connecting people to a myriad of essential services.

CHWs are navigators of health, guiding individuals to social services, healthcare providers, improved insurance, and providing answers to their questions. More than just advocates, CHWs leverage authentic relationships to ignite positive change within their communities.

Join STAR in the journey of becoming a Community Health Worker, where you will not only serve as a beacon of support but also contribute to the transformation of community well-being. Are you ready to be the catalyst for change in your community?

Benefits of Becoming a CHW with STAR

As a Community Health Worker (CHW) with STAR, you step into a role that goes beyond traditional boundaries, offering a unique blend of personal fulfillment and professional growth. Here are the compelling benefits awaiting you:

  1. Impactful Service: Be the driving force behind positive change in your community, offering crucial support and resources to those in need.
  2. Diverse Career Pathways: Embark on a journey that opens doors to a variety of fulfilling careers. Whether it’s healthcare, public service, law, advocacy, or beyond, your CHW experience is a stepping stone to diverse and meaningful professions.
  3. Build Authentic Relationships: Forge genuine connections within your community, becoming a trusted resource and a beacon of support for individuals seeking guidance.
  4. Personal and Professional Growth: Develop a skill set that not only enhances your ability to serve but also lays the foundation for a successful and viable career in various fields.
  5. Make a Lasting Impact: Witness the tangible impact of your efforts as you contribute to the well-being and resilience of the community you serve.

At STAR, we believe that becoming a CHW is not just a career choice; it’s a transformative journey that aligns passion with purpose. Join us in unlocking your potential and making a meaningful difference. Are you ready to step into a world of possibilities as a STAR CHW?


REGISTRATION FORM (click to fill out form)

CHW Training Registration Form

General Information

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Preferred Communication(Required)
If you are not a veteran type NONE.

General Questions

Have you worked as a CHW(Required)
Have you worked as a CHW [Case Worker or Public Health Aide, Community Care Coordinator, Community Health Advisor/Educator/Promoter/Representative/Worker, Community Outreach Worker/Specialist or Neighborhood Health Advisor, Consejera/Animadora (counselor/organizer) or Promotor (a) de Salud (health promoter), Environmental Health Aide or Family Service Worker, HIV Peer Counselor, Lactation Consultant/Specialist or Maternal/Infant, Health Outreach Specialist, Lay Health Advisor, Lead Abatement Education, Specialist or Patient Navigator Peer Educator]?
Access to Computer and WIFI(Required)
Some of our coursework requires access to a computer and WIFI. Do you have access to both?
Community Groups(Required)
CHWs are typically trusted members of an/or someone who has an unusually close understanding of the community they serve. Do you consider yourself to be a part of any of the community groups(s)? Examples: Hypertension, diabetes, disease specific groups, religious, ethnic, geographic, or gender orientation groups)

About the Training

STAR’s CHW Training is accredited by the Maryland Department of Health. The program is administered by other Community Health Workers who are currently working with and in community.

The training consists of 100 hours of in person training that is completed within 4 weeks. The classes are interactive, engaging, and fun.  A 40-hour in person field practicum will be coordinated for each participant within STAR and with other community partners.

The curriculum focuses on the required nine core competencies:

  • Advocacy and community capacity building skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Cultural competency
  • Understanding of ethics and confidentiality issues
  • Knowledge of local resources and system navigation
  • Care coordination support skills
  • Teaching skills to promote healthy behavior change
  • Outreach methods and strategies
  • Understanding of public health concepts and health literacy

STAR’s Unique CHW Training Experience

At STAR, we redefine CHW training, crafting an experience that transcends the ordinary. Our program is not just about knowledge; it’s about connecting at a profound level with justice, health, and humanity. Here’s why STAR’s CHW training stands out:

  1. Expert Curation: Our training is meticulously curated by a team of dedicated experts committed to justice, health, and humanity. Benefit from the wealth of knowledge and experience that our team brings to the table.
  2. Deeper Connections: We go beyond the surface, fostering connections at a deeper level. Our training isn’t just about information transfer; it’s about understanding, empathy, and building authentic relationships within your community.
  3. Transformational Impact: Past participants consistently express how our training has shifted not only how they show up for others but, more importantly, how they show up for themselves. It serves as a guiding light, illuminating a path to meaningful service.
  4. Personal Growth: STAR’s CHW training is designed to be a catalyst for personal growth. It’s not just about acquiring skills; it’s about evolving into a more empowered and compassionate individual.

Join STAR in an unparalleled training experience that not only equips you with the knowledge and skills needed but also transforms your approach to service. Are you ready to elevate your potential and become a beacon of positive change in your community?

To learn more about CHW training, contact the STAR Community Health Solutions: call 410-276-8969 or email.