Each population and community has different needs. Additionally, each organization that employs a community health worker (CHW) will have its own mission, visions, and values that CHWs are expected to embrace and follow. It is good for CHWs to a have a foundational toolbox that they can pull from while still being sure to develop their own style in supporting community residents.
After reviewing the different responsibilities and attributes presented in this unit, put yourself in the shoes of a community health worker. Discuss two additional responsibilities and/or attributes not covered in the lesson or textbook and why you believe these are important to the role and success of a CHW.