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Course Description

A Community Health Worker (CHW) is a lay healthcare worker with additional training to assist patients and families with the navigation process to help ensure the patient is guided through the entire continuum within the healthcare system. Students will be introduced to community health concepts, resources and skills related to the role and responsibilities of a Community Health Worker both locally and nationally. Special emphasis will be placed on factors to consider when working within community based settings; characteristics of healthcare models and plans; impact of culture and socioeconomic status on individual's health and communication; barriers to health care services; and related community resources.

Course Outline

A virtual and face-to-face classroom setting for 106 hours is required. The teaching strategies used during this course include: Group Discussions, Role Playing, Community Presentations, Guest Speakers, Audio Visuals, Self-Assessment, Panel Presentations, Computer Searches, Resource Identification, updates on community resources, and Professionalism.

Learner Outcomes

  • Describe community healthcare models and the roles, responsibilities, and skills of a community health advocate and their role in improved community health.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of barriers to primary health care.

  • Identify specific community resources and the process to obtain the services.

  • Describe examples of appropriate personal safety practices during community outreach activities.

  • Identify health promotion and disease prevention behavioral strategies as a part of primary health care.

  • Describe in general terms health payment plans and public sector services.

  • Discuss basic effective communication techniques and barriers to effective communication.

  • Identify the roles and types of documentation and evaluation used by community health outreach programs.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the relationship of culture and individuals' health practices, beliefs, and use of health and social services.

  • Demonstrate general awareness of health care needs for individuals across the life span and related healthcare and social services.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of state and national laws/policies applicable to working with community members.

  • Demonstrate understanding of health disparities in healthcare.

  • American Heart Association BLS CPR for Health Care Providers

          CEU's - 23.6

Notes

Recommended to register at least 3 business days in advance

Program cost is $2000.00 (includes text materials and background check).

Non-credit program and is not covered by financial aid (FAFSA, student loans, etc.)

There are no course prerequisites for the program.

Attendance is 100% REQUIRED for the 106 classroom hours.

High School Diploma/GED required.

Copy of educational certificate must be provided within 30 days following enrollment.

Background check clearance required for clinicals.

 

Technical & Computer Requirements:

High-speed internet connection required

Laptop/Desktop required - tablets/chromebooks are not suitable

Webcam for continuous use during virtual classes required

Web conference headsets are suggested 

Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required

Web browser must support cookies and JavaScript

Current version of Adobe Reader (for pdf downloads)

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Section Title
Community Health Worker (CHW)
Type
Discussion/Lecture
Dates
Sep 26, 2022 to Mar 15, 2023
Type
Discussion/Lecture
Days
M, T, W
Time
5:30PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Sep 26, 2022 to Dec 19, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
236.0
Location
  • Online
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
F670 non-credit $2,000.00
Section Notes

Classes will be held virtually on Mon, Tues, & Wed (Sept 26 22 - Dec 19 22), 530pm - 830pm 

Two class sessions on campus (details to be announced in advance)

Completion of clinical hours (130 hours) by March 15 23 (details to be announced in advance)

Section Title
Community Health Worker (CHW)
Type
Demo/Hands-On
Dates
Feb 14, 2023 to Jul 27, 2023
Type
Blended-Learning
Days
T, Th
Time
5:30PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Feb 14, 2023 to Jun 15, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
236.0
Location
  • Online
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
F670 non-credit $2,000.00
Section Notes

Virtual classes on Tues, & Thurs (Feb 14 23 - June 15 23), 530pm - 830pm 

Two class sessions on campus session (details to be announced in advance)

Completion of clinical hours (130 hours) by July 27 23 (details to be announced in advance)

Section Title
Community Health Worker (CHW)
Type
Demo/Hands-On
Dates
Jun 26, 2023 to Dec 07, 2023
Type
Blended-Learning
Days
M, W, Th
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jun 26, 2023 to Sep 18, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
236.0
Location
  • Online
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
F670 non-credit $2,000.00
Section Notes

Classes will be held virtually on Mon, Wed, & Thurs (June 26 23 - Sept 18 23), 6pm - 9pm

No Class: 09/04

Two class sessions on campus (details to be announced in advance)

Completion of clinical hours (130 hours) by Dec 7 23 (details to be announced in advance)