Practicing in compliance with the Massachusetts Code of Ethics for CHWs is part of the 10 Core Competencies for CHWs (Core Competency #10) Professional Skills and Conduct. The Code of Ethics applies to all participating CHWs in Massachusetts. It provides an ethical framework for CHWs and acts as a guide to CHWs as they strive for excellence in the field by providing quality service and the most accurate information available to individuals, families, and communities.
The certification application will demonstrate whether the CHW understands and can apply the Code of Ethics to their work. This will be determined by satisfactory ratings on Core Competency #10 – Professional Skills and Conduct given by the references of the applicants who are applying through the experience only pathway. For those applying through the training and experience pathway, this will be demonstrated through successful completion of an approved training program and the application references.
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