About Us

Training is an essential component of health programs that incorporate CHWs in the delivery of health education and behavioral interventions. During training sessions, CHWs are exposed to information and skillbuilding activities they need to implement the health programs using popular education. The model is based on Paulo Freire’s popular education theories that adults can be empowered by their own life experiences to solve their own problems. This approach of community based, community-led health education is recognized as a culturally appropriate strategy to increase knowledge, promote positive behavior change and decrease disparities related to the use of affordable preventive health care services.