American Heart Association Community Health Mentor Job Description
Why use Community Health Workers/Mentors?
The American Heart Association’s Community Health Mentor program aims to educate community members who will be dedicated to changing the way people live their lives. We have found that reaching hard-to-reach communities requires training people who live, work and play in those communities to become community health mentors. The training focuses on learning by doing.
What is included in the training?
The Community Health Mentor Training is founded on core competencies, including Life’s Simple 7 prevention information and evaluative practice. Each community health mentor will attend a training composed of 8 interactive health and wellness modules focused on cardiovascular health and management. The curriculum focuses on learning about heart disease, stroke, risk factors and cultural competency training for working with diverse populations. The competencies include communication skills, motivational interviewing, behavior change and goal setting.
All Community Health Mentors will be expected to complete the required training. After training, Mentors will be expected to provide blood pressure screening, health coaching, and motivational counseling to participants attending hypertension education classes. Mentors will also be expected to help with participant registration, data recording, room set-up and clean-up at the beginning and end of each class.
From July to June of following year every community health mentor will be responsible for:
Mentors are paid $100 for every health education class they lead (one class per month), with an additional $50 for completing the Community Health Mentor training.
Please contact Annie Wu, Community Impact Manager, at 408-606-5952 or email@example.com
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