COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER-PARTICPANT TRAINING
Posted on: March 14, 2023
Over the course of this program, you will learn the essential
concepts and skills needed to function as a Community Health Worker
(CHW) to become a vital bridge between healthcare, social services
and the people in your community that need them most. After
completion you will receive the credit hours necessary to apply for
CHW licensure in Oregon.This course is ideal for anyone committed
to helping patients and their families gain timely, individualized
access to the quality health care and specialized community support
services they deserve. It's designed for students of any
background, even those newer to health care. Note: This program
includes both online classroom training and on-site hands-on
- This is a training program is M-F, 8A-5P; and has a living
- 40 hours per week - 1,700 total hours (approximately 42.5
- Total Compensation: $31,450 (remote learning & in-person work
- $18.50 per hour
- Eligible for monthly $600 benefits reimbursements (Participant
cost only) - some restrictions applyProgram Covers:
- History of Community Health Workers
- Introduction to Community Health Workers
- Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
- Health Literacy as a Barrier
- Telehealth Literacy
- Broad Determinants of Health
- Health Disparities
- Cultural Health Beliefs
- Communication Techniques
- Managing Referrals
- Healthcare Financing
- Legal Advocacy
- Safety Concerns
- Screening for Social Risk Factors
- EHR Systems & Population Health Management
- Technology in Community Care
- Social Service Resource Locators.Course Benefits
- Play a pivotal role in advancing health equity and
strengthening the circle of community care.
- Learn to advocate on behalf of patients and their
families-facilitating timely access to key community resources
including information, insurance, food, housing, and more.
- Special emphasis on working in community-based
settings-including communication barriers; health model
characteristics; and impact of culture and socioeconomic status on
Community health workers (CHWs) play a vital and unique role in
linking diverse and underserved populations to health and social
service systems. Community Health Workers will primarily be working
out in the community with specific target populations. CHW's will
work closely with medical providers, primary care teams, and other
agencies to improve patient care and outcomes. Community health
workers (CHWs) have a close understanding of the community they
serve. This trusting relationship enables them to serve as a
liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the
community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality
and cultural competence of service delivery. Community health
workers also build individual and community capacity by increasing
health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities
such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social
support and advocacy.
- Establish trusting relationships with patients and their
families while providing support, encouragement, and feedback.
- Coach patients in effective management of their chronic health
conditions and self-care.
- Convey the purposes and services of a program to the user
population and the impact the program or service would have.
- Assist patients in understanding care plans and
- May need to visit patients in their homes to assess the
patient, their living conditions, and meet with family members or
- Document activities, service plans, and results in an effective
manner while strictly adhering to the policies and procedures in
- Advocate for patient and act as a liaison between the
patient/family and community service agencies (I.e., schools,
hospitals, support groups, etc.).
- Help patients in utilizing resources, including scheduling
appointments, and assisting with completion of applications for
programs for which they may be eligible.
- Assist patients in accessing health related services, including
but not limited to: obtaining a medical home, providing instruction
on appropriate use of the medical home, overcoming barriers to
obtaining needed medical care and social services.
- Facilitate communication and coordinate services between
- Motivate patients to be active, engaged participants in their
- Effectively work with people (staff, clients, doctors,
agencies, etc.) from diverse backgrounds in reducing cultural and
socio-economic barriers between clients and institutions.
- Build and maintain positive working relationships with the
clients, providers, nurse case managers, agency representatives,
supervisors and office staff.
- Continuously expand knowledge and understanding of community
resources, services and programs provided; human relations and the
procedures used in dealing with the public as part of a service or
program; volunteer resources and the practices associated with
using volunteers, operations, functions, policies and procedures
associated with the department or program area, procedures and
resources available to handle new, unusual or different
- Other duties as assigned.Eligibility Requirements
- Must be 18 years or older
- Must have a high school diploma or GED
- Must be a U.S. Citizen/National or have a valid Lawful
Permanent Resident Alien (not open to non-citizens or Visa
- Must have proficient computer experience (MS Windows & MS Suite
(Word, Execl, PP, Outlook)
- Must be able to successfully pass a national criminal
- Type Net 40 wpm
$18.50 per hour
Keywords: OCHIN, Suffolk , COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER-PARTICPANT TRAINING, Other , Ahoskie, Virginia
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