A list of providers in your area that can supply a certification programs that do Community Health Work is in progress. Some are listed in our Partners that attended the Transcultural Community Health Initiative Roundtable Series. Please see list at the bottom of About Us page.
Please note that in February, 2011 we are supplying our first CHI CHW Instructor program.
At this time we do not have a certificate course scheduled. However, if you would like us to provide a course for your organizations please contact us. Also, let us know if you may be interested in our course when we do schedule a certificate course.
Core Competency Entry Level Community Health Worker Course – 15 weeks consisting of one 3 hour workshop/week and one separate student group session/week. There will also be field work required for certification.
Upon completing the course a participant will:
- Obtain a certificate of completion of core community health worker skills.
- Be eligible for certification upon completion of a 6 months internships unless those requirements have been met by documentation of prior experience.
- Meet emerging community health needs with a comprehensive community focus
SESSION 1: Intro to Community Health Workers
CHW history & role
Intro to Professionalism & Confidentiality
SESSION 2: Cultural Humility and Cultural Safety
Intro to Cultural Humility and Cultural Safety
What is Community
SESSION 3: Communication
Constructive Criticism & Confronting Problems
SESSION 4: Teaching (Part1)
Intro to Popular Education
SESSION 5: Teaching (Part2)
Developing a lesson plan & activities
Practicing giving instructions
Practicing leading activities
SESSION 6: Leadership & Facilitation
Group Facilitation Skills
Dealing w/Difficult People in Groups
SESSION 7: Comm. Health Promotion & Capacity Building I
Intro to community health promotion & capacity building
Root causes of health problems
SESSION 8: Comm. Health Promotion & Capacity Building II
Developing an action plan & logic model
Interventions & Evaluation
SESSION 9: Comm. Health Promotion & Capacity Building III
Community Mobilization Community Groups
SESSION 10: Self-care and Safety (Part 1)
Introduction to Stress Model
What is Violence
Response to Conflict
Introduction to Creative Nonviolence
SESSION 11: Self-care (Part 2)
Organizational Skills Development
SESSION 12: CPR & First Aid
SESSION 13: Working With Individuals & Families I
Interviewing individuals & families
Working With Individuals & Families II Finding appropriate health services
Problem solving & advocacy
Ethics & professional conduct
2 Responses to Become a CHW