CHW Community Engagement

Community Health Workers – Community Engagement (English and Spanish)

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Engaging your community to address issues or topics that affect the well-being of the people in the community is an important part of emergency preparedness. This course provides information, ideas, and learning activities for promotores on the stages of community engagement, stakeholders that can help you in this process, and facilitation tools. This course has been designed to be self-directed and should not take more than one hour to complete.


CEUs: 2 contact hours (0.2 Community Health Worker CEUs) certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services awarded upon successful completion



By the end of Community Engagement training, the learner will be able to:

Module 1: Introduction to Community Engagement

  • Define community engagement
  • Describe the six stages of community engagement for emergency preparedness

Module 2: Stakeholder Identification and Selection

  • Describe the importance of stakeholders
  • List the steps taken to identify stakeholders that will contribute to community emergency preparedness
  • Identify potential stakeholders in your community
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of promotores in community engagement

Module 3: Tools for Community Engagement

  • Define the steps in planning a discussion with stakeholders
  • Understand how to prepare target questions for your discussion
  • Learn how to facilitate a discussion
  • Review next steps that move you forward to address the topic of concern
  • List the positive outcomes or results of community engagement



Capability 1: Community Preparedness

Function 2: Build community partnerships to support health preparedness

Function 3: Engage with community organizations to foster public health, medical, and mental/behavioral health social networks

Function 4: Improve public health surveillance and epidemiological investigation systems



Model Leadership

1.5 Demonstrate respect for all persons and cultures

Plan for and Improve Practice

3.2 Contribute expertise to the development of emergency plans

3.3 Participate in improving the organization’s capacities (including, but not limited to programs, plans, policies, laws and workforce training).

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