Core Competencies

Core competencies identify behaviors and skills a CHW is expected to demonstrate to carry out the mission and goals of their profession. These core competencies can help guide a CHW throughout their career and to help a CHW operate within their scope of practice.

  • Communication
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Knowledge base about the community, health issues, and available resources
  • Service Coordination
  • Capacity Building
  • Advocacy
  • Teaching and Education
  • Organization