If you supervise CHWs or manage CHW supervisors, this training series is for you! Complete four 2-hour modules and learn about:
CHW Supervisor Strategies I:
CHW Core Skills and Functions
Supervisor Support Strategies
CHW Code of Ethics & Core Values
CHW Supervisor Strategies II:
CHW Supervision Models
CHW Supervisor Competencies
CHW Supervisor Roles & Responsibilities
Conflict Management Strategies
Challenges & Best Practices
Supervisor Strategies I is a pre-requisite for Supervisor Strategies II. All sessions must be completed to receive a certificate of completion.
This comprehensive and virtual training is on December 4, 6, 11, and 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enrollment will be cut off once 30 participants have enrolled. Register by December 1 to reserve your spot!
This CHWs for a Healthy VA project is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of financial assistance awards totaling over $13 million, with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.
Goal: Ensure that childcare centers in TCI priority areas promote proper nutrition and developmentally appropriate practices.
Action: IPHI and School Readiness Consulting conducted a formative assessment among family childcare providers, county leadership, and nonprofits to identify the appropriate policy, system, and environmental change needed to support compliance with Maryland’s Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Act. Reports with assessment results can be found below.
Download (pdf): Healthy Family Child Care Environments in Montgomery County: Supporting Best Practices for Nutrition, Physical Activity and Breastfeeding
Goal: Increase the number of students in priority communities who walk or bike to school.
Action: The SRTS strategy increased the number of Montgomery County students who walk or bike to school. The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) performed a walkability audit of all Montgomery County public schools to ensure students in the walk zone have a safe way to walk or bike to school. Through a partnership with MCDOT, TCI assessed SRTS within the county. Additionally, TCI collaborated with the MDCOT to develop and promote user-friendly SRTS maps for schools; increase the number of SRTS bicycle and pedestrian educational and safety trainings in priority ZIP codes; and increase collaboration for sustainability between Montgomery County Public Schools and the Department of Transportation for future SRTS programming.
Goal: Reduce food insecurity in Montgomery County by creating system-level changes in coordinating and delivering food assistance resources and increasing access to healthy food for our most vulnerable communities.
Action: In April 2017, IPHI released a Request for Proposals to facilitate community-based approaches to the TCI strategy areas. Primary Care Coalition (PCC) and the Montgomery County Food Council (MCFC) were awarded funding to implement innovative approaches to community-based food access.
PCC and a group of community partners implemented “Food is Medicine,” a systems approach to food security screening and referral between safety-net health care clinics and food and nutrition service providers. MCFC funding supported the implementation of the Montgomery County Food Security Plan, including the creation of new training and resources for food assistance organizations, the identification of gaps in services, increased outreach and communication, and the conduct of food security data collection and evaluation.
Goal: Create and maintain healthy school environments by increasing school wellness policy implementation by forming local school wellness councils (LSWC).
Action: Montgomery County Public School staff worked closely with IPHI’s School Wellness Coordinator to implement LSWCs with support from the University of Maryland Extension, Maryland State Department of Education, and School Workgroup Steering Committee. By 2020, there were 110 LSWCs established in Montgomery County Public Schools, many of which received mini-grant funding to support student access to healthy foods, nutrition education, increase physical activity, develop school gardens, and enhance initiatives to support mental health.