The Visayas Primary Healthcare Services, Inc. conducted a two – day special skills training for 43 community health workers (CHWs) of four barangays in the Municipality of Medelllin.
The training was conducted on June 9-10, 2018 for CHWs of Barangays Kawit and Maharuhay and on June 29 – 30, 2018 for CHWs of Barangays Gibitngil and Daanglungsod.
The training is part of the project “Building community-based health programs to promote health and prevent disease in North Cebu” implemented by the Cebu-Bohol Relief and Rehabilitation Center (CRRC) supported by Caritas Austria.
The first topics were on basic principles in leadership and the different characteristics of leaders and types of leadership. They were conducted through lectures and workshops.
How to conduct a meeting of members of their organization, and how to do planning and evaluation of their activities were also taught to the CHWs.
How to make and keep records of patients seen during home visitations and community clinics was also demonstrated to the CHWs.
The last topic was CHWs as agents of change. Being the core of their community-based health programs (CBHP), the CHWs play an important role in addressing the needs of their communities and improving their conditions.
Lastly, the CHWs drafted an action plan on how they can serve their communities with the knowledge and skills that they acquired in the trainings.