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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

Late Registration may require textbook to be picked up from Metro Campus department.

Program cost is $2000.00 (includes text materials).

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 following enrollment.

 

Technical Requirements:

High-speed internet connection

Laptop/Desktop required - tablets/chromebooks are not suitable

Webcam for continuous use during virtual classes required

Web conference headsets are suggested 

Intermediate computer skills are recommended

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Section Title
Community Health Worker (CHW)
Type
Discussion/Lecture
Days
T, W, Th
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Sep 28, 2021 to Mar 17, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
236.0
Location
  • Online
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
F670 non-credit $2,000.00
Section Notes

Registration deadline: Monday, September 27 (5pm)

High School Diploma/GED required (proof required)

Virtual Classes on Tues, Wed, & Thurs (106 hrs): Sept 28 21 – Dec 22 21

*Lab required at Metro Campus (TBA)*

No classes: 11/11, 11/24, 11/25

Field Service/Clinicals (130 hrs): Jan 4 22 – March 17 22

Mandatory Attendance

Section Title
Community Health Worker (CHW)
Type
Blended-Learning
Days
T
Time
1:00PM to 5:00PM
Dates
Sep 28, 2021
Type
Blended-Learning
Days
T, W, Th, F
Time
8:00AM to 4:30PM
Dates
Oct 05, 2021 to Oct 08, 2021
Type
Blended-Learning
Days
T
Time
8:00AM to 4:30PM
Dates
Oct 12, 2021
Type
Blended-Learning
Days
W, Th, T
Time
8:00AM to 4:30PM
Dates
Oct 13, 2021 to Oct 19, 2021
Type
Blended-Learning
Days
Th, T
Time
8:00AM to 4:30PM
Dates
Oct 21, 2021 to Oct 26, 2021
Type
Blended-Learning
Days
Th
Time
8:00AM to 4:30PM
Dates
Oct 28, 2021
Type
Blended-Learning
Days
T, Th
Time
8:00AM to 4:30PM
Dates
Nov 02, 2021 to Nov 04, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
236.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
F670 non-credit $2,000.00
Section Notes

Day Schedule Class Offering

* 30 minute break offered

Virtual classes meet Tues - Thurs (8am - 4:30pm) from Sept 28 - Nov 4 

Metro Campus (in person) scheduled classes for CPR and Vitals training on 10/12 and 10/28

Clinical/Field Service (no classroom meetings) from Nov 5 21 -  Apr 7 22 

Scheduled Exceptions:

9/28 (1pm - 5pm)

09/29 - 9/30 - No Classes

10/8 - Friday virtual class

10/20 - No Class

10/27 - No Class

11/3 - No Class

Contact Marquita.Rockamore@tri-c.edu for details

Section Title
Community Health Worker (CHW)
Type
Blended-Learning
Days
T, Th
Time
5:30PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Feb 15, 2022 to Jul 28, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
236.0
Location
  • Online
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
F670 non-credit $2,000.00
Section Notes

Registration deadline: Monday, February 14 (5pm)

High School Diploma/GED required (proof required)

Virtual Classes on Tues & Thurs (106 hrs): Feb 15 22 – June 14 22

*Lab required at Metro Campus (TBA)*

Field Service/Clinicals (130 hrs): June 16 22 – July 28 22

Mandatory Attendance

Section Title
Community Health Worker (CHW)
Type
Blended-Learning
Days
M, T, W
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Apr 04, 2022 to Sep 14, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
236.0
Location
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
F670 non-credit $2,000.00
Section Notes

Registration deadline: Friday, April 1 (5pm)

High School Diploma/GED required (proof required)

Classes on Mon, Tues & Wed at Eastern Campus (106 hrs): April 4 22 – June 22 22

Field Service/Clinicals (130 hrs): June 27 22 – Sept 14 22

Mandatory Attendance