Course Details

Price: $1060.00

CHW Training Program

Section 1: Community Health Worker Orientation

  • Define Community Health Worker
  • Review the evolution of the CHW profession
  • Describe the personal characteristics of a successful CHW
  • Review the roles and responsibilities of a CHW
  • Identify the core competencies of a CHW

Section 2: Professionalism

  • Define Professionalism
  • Identify the characteristics of professionals
  • Exam the importance of character, values, morals, ethics, and other personal traits of work

Section 3: Stress Management

  • Define Stress
  • Recognize common sources of stress and stress responses
  • Assess personal signs of stress
  • Better manage your stress and prevent burnout
  • Develop an stress management plan

Section 4: Ethics and Confidentiality

  • Define Ethics
  • Explain how ethics and laws different
  • Review the CHW Code of Ethics
  • Review the CHW Scope of Practice
  • Define professional boundaries
  • Define confidentiality and mandatory reporting
  • Discuss the purpose and importance of HIPAA

Section 5: Effective Communication

  • Define Communication
  • Identify basic principles of effective verbal, non-verbal and written communication
  • Demonstrate active listening skills
  • Identify barriers to effective communication among diverse populations
  • Identify actions and approaches to building positive relationships
  • Apply Conflict resolutions skills

Section 6: Cultural Humility

  • Define culture, beliefs, values, cultural humility, cultural competency, and cultural sensitivity
  • Discuss concepts of traditional health beliefs and practices
  • Discuss various practices to developing cultural sensitivity

Section 7: Public Health Part 1

  • Define and Understand the Public Health Model vs Medical Model
  • Define and understand social determinants of health
  • Explain the relationship between the promotion of social justice, public health and prevention
  • Describe the Ecological Model of Public Health

Section 8: Public Health Part 2

  • Define health inequalities
  • Discuss and analyze the data that documents health inequalities among populations
  • Explain how social inequalities result in health inequalities
  • Discuss how health inequalities are harmful to our society
  • Describe and analyze how health inequalities are preventable
  • Describe the role of CHWs in overcoming health inequalities and promoting social justice

Section 9: Healthy Behavior Change

  • Define and identifying healthy behavior change
  • Understanding and identify the important theories related to behavior change
  • Identify barriers to behavioral change and classic mistakes that CHWs may make
  • Strategies and tools of motivational interviewing
  • Implement action planning for behavior change

Section 10: Client Interview Skills

  • Describe the types of initial client interviews
  • Explain confidentiality policies to a client
  • Discuss how to build rapport with a new client
  • Review open and closed-ended questions
  • Uses the strength-based approach to client interviewing

Section 11: Health Insurance

  • Explain how health care services are financed or paid for in the United States
  • Describe major changes to the system due to the Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • Identify health care programs, insurance coverage, and other resources that serve low-income clients
  • Discuss and provide examples of how CHWs can participate in the public policy process

Section 12: Care Coordination

  • Define Care Coordination
  • Identifying and accessing resources
  • Ability to follow-up and track care and referral outcomes
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships

Section 13: Advocacy Skills

  • Define advocacy and community organizing while also distinguishing between the t concepts
  • Describe the different models of community organizing and apply the Community Action Model (CAM) to community health issues
  • List and apply the steps of community diagnosing to sickle cell disease outreach
  • Identify the levels of advocacy

Section 14: Capacity Building

  • Understand the importance of community diagnosis
  • Explain how community diagnosis is used to guide public health programs and efforts to advocate for social change
  • Describe and apply seven key steps in a community diagnosis process
  • Identify and develop effective research tools for gathering information for the diagnosis
  • Explain How research findings are used to develop an action plan

Section 15: Outreach and Community Engagement

  • Knowledge of the community serve including community strengths, assets, and resources
  • Ability to identify health issues to be addressed by outreach and desired health outcomes using health status data, demographic information, and surveys
  • Ability to build relationships with communities for outreach
  • Ability to engage and utilize appropriate outreach methods including home visits, street outreach, activity-based outreach

Section 16: Sickle Cell 101

  • Define Sickle Cell Disease
  • Identify the difference between trait and disease
  • Different types of Sickle Cell Disease
  • Explain health problems that occur in SCD patients