Webinar: What Community Health Workers (CHW) need to know about COVID-19 and their roles during emergency response efforts

Date: April 28, 2020

Time: 3:00 PM CST

Register for free HERE.

Join our webinar as we discuss what CHWs need to know about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and their roles during emergency response efforts.
In addition, current myths and rumors about COVID-19 will be dispelled and cultural aspects for prevention and treatment of the virus in the community will be considered.
As agents of change in communities, CHWs address the social and economic factors that shape the spread of the disease, can determine who are the people most affected, and who needs support or information timely.


1. Provide an overview of COVID-19.
2. Educate community health workers (CHWs) on what they can do to prevent COVID-19 in their communities.
3. Discuss the evidence-based COVID-19 prevention recommendations on how individuals can help themselves, their families and communities in preventing or slowing the spread of COVID-19.
4. Share messages, tools and other bilingual resources that CHWs may use to inform at-risk groups, including older adults and people with underlying conditions.
5. Discuss the experiences of CHWs and the changing roles they face in the COVID-19 pandemic.

This webinar is produced in collaboration with the National Association of Community Health Workers, the CHWs Work Group at CDC, and CDC’s News Media Branch.