3 Project Values and Principles
in Spring 2014 in consultation with Project consultants and administrative team in preparation for the C3 Project launch set
for June 2014.
· Come from the communities
· Be recognized as members of a unique profession with a unique scope of work;
· Be meaningfully involved in efforts to create policy for their field;
· Be trained
and supported to play a full range of roles and work across all levels of the socio-ecological model;
· Be recognized and rewarded for their experiential knowledge;
in initial and on-going training that is informed by and based on popular education and adult learning and that includes relevant
and practical content;
· Receive sufficient and appropriate supervision that supports their professional growth;
· Be compensated at a level commensurate with their skills and contribution; and
they gain experience, be involved as trainers for new CHWs.
Principles for Working in the CHW Field:
We make decisions transparently, in line with our values and mission, acting with candor and courage.
· Social Justice: We recognize that the work of CHWs is rooted in efforts to create a more just and equitable society.
CHW training should also be rooted in this pursuit.
· CHW Leadership: We take
steps to achieve our vision of a better world and inspire others to join us.
We are responsive to the concerns of members of the workforce.
· Equity: We enable broad
and fair access to resources and networks that facilitate inclusion of diverse people and perspectives.
· Effectiveness: We work to achieve impact by using efficient and creative processes in our work to accomplish short
and long-term goals.
· Progress/Innovation: We believe in the potential of ideas to transform the lives of people and build
stronger social relationships.
C3 initial Project values reviewed and adopted by C3 core
team members to-date including: Wiggins N, Matos S, Proulx D, Hargrove L, Trachtenberg R, Rush C, Rosenthal L. April,
statement principal sources:
N., Kaan, S., Rios-Campos, T., Gaonkar, R., Rees-Morgan, E., Robinson, J. (2013). Preparing community health workers for their
role as agents of social change: experience of the Community Capacitation Center. Journal of Community Practice, 21 (3).
Catalani C, Findley S, Matos S, Rodriguez R (2009). Community
Health Worker Insights on Their Training and Certification. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education,
and Action. Fall 3.3: 227-235