The Community Health Worker Core Consensus (C3) Project

The Community Health Worker Core Consensus (C3) Project                    Community Health Worker Toolkit (2019)

A Framework for Assessing Skills and Fostering Professional Development supports CHW skill assessment, including self-assessment and 360-degree, full perspective assessments. The toolkit provides guiding principles, best practices and case studies to empower CHWs to work at the top of their skill set.
Community Health Workers: Pivotal to Community Health and Well-being Poster/Infographic provides a “big picture” perspective of the diverse communities, sites and roles in which CHWs serve. It includes elements of frameworks introduced in the Together Leaning Toward the Sky report.
On behalf of C3 Project Core Consensus Project Team,
Floribella Redondo & Gail Hirsch
Co-Chairs, C3 Project Advisory Committee
E. Lee Rosenthal
C3 Project Principal Investigator/Director
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
Community Resources, LLC | PO Box 5533San Antonio, TX 78201


For NAO’s CHW Working Group contact Paula Blackwell at:

Community Health Worker ore Consensus (C3) Project: Addressing health equity
Lex Hurley, Student, MPH Program, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Carl Rush, Project on CHW Policy & Practice, University of Texas Institute for Health Policy
Julie St. John, DrPh, MA, CHWI, Associate Chair, MPH Program Abilene, GSBS, TTUHSC

Understanding Scope and Competencies:A Contemporary Look at the United States Community Health Worker Field

Progress Report of the Community Health Worker (CHW) Core Consensus (C3) Project: BUILDING NATIONAL CONSENSUS ON CHW CORE ROLES, SKILLS, AND QUALITIES


The 2016 progress report of the CHW Core Consensus (C3) Project has been released.  It can be downloaded from the following link:
Also we are pleased to announce the sponsorship commitment from Sanofi-US for the next phase of C3, which will include outreach to multiple stakeholder groups; recommendations on distinct CHW role and skill definitions between clinic- and community-based work settings; and methods for assessing proficiency in CHW core skills
To sign up for future updates from C3, please go to this link
Report prepared by:
E. Lee Rosenthal, PhD, MS, MPH; Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Carl H. Rush, MRP, C ommunity Resources, LLC
Caitlin G. Allen, MPH, Boston University
For the Project on CHW Policy & Practice, University of Texas- Houston School of Public Health, Institute for Health Policy
Report Production:
Coordination: Caitlin G. Allen
Layout/Graphics: David Mitchell
Funded by: The Amgen Foundation Supplemental Support: The Sanofi Corporation and CHW Apprenticeship Project, Wisconsin Department of Health Services In-kind Support: Community Resources, LLC; Mesa Public Health Associates, LLC; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; CHW Networks nationwide
• E. Lee Rosenthal, Project Director • Carl H. Rush, Research Director • Caitlin Allen, Project Coordinator • Jorge M. Ibarra, Logistics and Outreach Assistant • Jessica Uriarte, Project Research Assistant
• Sergio Matos • Don Proulx • Noelle Wiggins
CHW Fellows
• Catherine Gray Haywood, Co-Chair of Advisory Committee and CHW Network Review Group • Jacqueline Ortiz Miller, Co-Chair of Advisory Committee and CHW Network Review Group
Advisory Committee
• Mariela Ardemagni-Tollin • Dan Baden • Leticia Boughton Price • J. Nell Brownstein • Kathy Burgoyne • Maria Lémus • Susan Mayfield Johnson • Katherine Mitchell • Jessie Pérez • Samantha Sabo • Laurene Sarrachino • Sornia Joseph • Freddy Zambrano
CHW Network Review Advisory Group
• Tatyana Gordetsky • Paula Saldana • June Munoz • Carol West • Napualani Spock • Hosseinali Shahidi • Qadrriyyah McKinnis • Scott Smith • Jake Coffey • Sherry Ohly • Joelisa Castillo, CHW Network Review Advisory Fellow
Readers Panel
• Durrell Fox, Reader Panel Co-Chair • Gail Hirsch, Reader Panel Co-Chair • Naomi Cottoms • Lauren Edmundson • Cam Escoffery • Lizzie Fussell • Dawn Heffernan • Kim Kratz • Susan Kunz • Beth Lamarre • Beverly MacCarty • Betsy Rodriguez • Janey Skinner • Julie Smithwick • Edward Thomas • Ashley Wennerstrom
Collaborating Organizations
Coordinated by University of Texas – Houston School of Public Health, In stitute for Health Policy: Project on CHW Policy and Practice in Collaboration with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso
Collaboration in planning and implementation:
CHW Section of the American Public Health Association: Chair Mae Gilene Begay (2015) and Wandy Hernandez (2014)
Administered by the National Area Health Education Centers Organization •
Fiscal agent: Texas AHEC East, Coastal Region • Administrative Team: Leslie Hargrove, Texas AHEC and Rob Trachtenberg, NAO Support for the Project on CHW Policy and Practice at the Institute for Health Policy • Hector G. Balcazar • Stephen Linder
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Is your organization endorsing and/or adopting CHW skills, roles and qualities?
Please share any endorsement or adoption of roles and skills with the C3 Project team care of: If you need more information or support, please feel free also to contact the C3 Project team at the same email.
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