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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 100 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 - 23.0

Notes

Program cost is $1800.00 (includes text materials).

This is a non-credit class 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 100 hour classroom sessions.

Must have a high school diploma/GED.

 

Technical Requirements:

Laptop or desktop

High-speed WiFi connection

Headset

Intermediate computer skills recommended

Web browser must support cookies and JavaScript

Up-to-date Adobe Reader (for PDF downloads)

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Section Title
Community Health Worker (CHW)
Type
Discussion/Lecture
Days
M, T, Th
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Oct 05, 2020 to Dec 21, 2020
Type
Discussion/Lecture
Dates
Jan 04, 2021 to Mar 25, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
230.0
Location
  • Online
Delivery Options
Virtual Instruction  
Course Fee(s)
F670 non-credit $1,800.00
Section Notes
This is a Virtual Class 
Register at least 3 - 5 business days in advance for textbook delivery
See Technical Requirements 
High School Diploma/GED minimum requirement

Additional Details:
Classroom Session (100 hours): Oct 5 – Dec 21 
Field Service/Clinical Hours (130 hours): Jan 4 21 – March 25 21
Laptop/Desktop required with updated Browser and Adobe Acrobat Reader
Headsets Recommended
Strict Classroom Attendance 
Immunizations and Background Check clearance required with enrollment

Any questions, email Marquita.Rockamore@tri-c.edu

 

Section Title
Community Health Worker (CHW)
Type
Discussion/Lecture
Days
T, Th
Time
5:30PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Feb 16, 2021 to Jun 08, 2021
Type
Discussion/Lecture
Dates
Jun 10, 2021 to Jul 29, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
230.0
Location
  • Online
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
F670 non-credit $1,800.00
Section Notes
High School Diploma/GED minimum requirement

Additional Details:
Classroom Session (100 hours): Feb 16 21 – June 8 21
Field Service/Clinical Hours (130 hours): June 10 21 – July 29 21
Strict Classroom Attendance 
Immunizations and Background Check clearance required with enrollment

Any questions, email Marquita.Rockamore@tri-c.edu