The Innovations Fund

Phase: 2019

Big Bend Rural Healthcare Community Health Worker Initiative

Project Description:


The Big Bend Area Health Education Center, in partnership with the Florida Action Coalition, developed a comprehensive Community Health Worker (CHW) training curriculum and a training program for Florida State University nursing students that focuses on CHW oversight.

Summary of the completed project

Development and review of the CHW curriculum was completed. Training was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They expect to conduct the trainings in collaboration with Florida State University College of Nursing in 2022.   


The CHW curriculum was developed and a working group was formed with the Florida Area Health Education Center network. This network helped develop and execute a Memorandum of Understanding with the Florida CHW Coalition to provide ongoing continuing education for CHWs across the state.