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November 2013 – Develop Community Health Worker Curriculum

We’re working with the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Urban Health Partners to develop training curriculum for Pathways navigators. We’re currently writing sections related to service coordination skills, advocacy, and community knowledge and assessment. The curriculum will be piloted with navigators in the coming months.

In the near future, the curriculum will be adapted for New Mexico’s statewide community health worker (CHW) competency training. As part of the Affordable Care Act, many community health centers can now be reimbursed through Medicaid for work that CHWs do. To be reimbursed, CHWs will need to complete a training (what we’re helping to develop curriculum for) and a practicum. We’re excited to be a part of the larger statewide team in this effort!