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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 face-to-face course within a classroom setting for 100 hours. 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

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.

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Section Title
Community Health Worker (CHW)
Type
Discussion/Lecture
Days
M, T, W
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Sep 30, 2019 to Dec 16, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
230.0
Location
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
F670 non-credit $1,800.00
Section Notes

  Program is from Sept. 30, 2019 - March 25, 2020 (24 weeks)

  Classes are held at Eastern Campus, Highland Hills - Education Center, Room 110

  High School Diploma/GED minimum requirement

  Classroom Session (100 hours): Sept 30 - Dec 16 

  Strict Classroom Attendance

  Field Service (130 hours): Jan. 6 - March 25

  * No longer reporting to classroom during Field Service portion of class

  Availability during some days highly recommended for field service hours

  Immunizations and Background Check clearance required with enrollment

  Contact office following class registration to begin CastleBranch process

  No class on Nov. 11.

  * Field service hours may begin during classroom sessions with prior approval

  Note:

  Program Cost: $1800.00 - Price Reduction (background cost included)

 

Section Title
Community Health Worker (CHW)
Type
Discussion/Lecture
Days
T, Th
Time
5:30PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Feb 25, 2020 to Jun 16, 2020
Type
Demo/Hands-On
Dates
Jun 18, 2020 to Aug 06, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
230.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
F670 non-credit $1,800.00
Section Notes

  Classes are held at Metro Campus

  High School Diploma/GED minimum requirement

  Classroom Session (100 hours): Feb 25 - June 16 

  *Field Service (130 hours): June 18 - August 06

  Strict Classroom Attendance

  Availability during some days highly recommended for field service hours

  Immunizations and Background Check clearance required with enrollment

  Contact office immediately following class registration to begin CastleBranch process

  

 * Field service hours may be initiated during classroom sessions and fulfilled prior to August 6.

Note:

Program Cost: $1800.00 - Price Reduction in Program (background cost included)