What Is Community Health Worker Foundations Training?
Our Community Health Worker L.E.A.D. curriculum Foundations level covers the skills that Community Health Workers need to be successful and effectively support their communities on a range of issues. These core competencies build on skills and experiences that Community Health Workers bring to their work and also help them to grow professionally and work in a variety of settings.
The 16 hours of the Foundations level can be facilitated in English or Spanish and provided on-site or as a live, fully interactive virtual training. The following sessions and objectives are covered:
- Define Community Health Workers as a profession
- Identify Community Health Worker roles, competencies, and personal qualities
- Identify the differences between adult and child learning and how adult/peer education can facilitate adult learning
- Describe different learning styles and methods
- Identify the benefits and use of Dinámicas
- Identify the benefits and use of Simulations
- Demonstrate and discuss “problem posing” as an educational strategy
- Demonstrate how using games can support learning for adult learners
- Demonstrate how Cooperative Learning and Sociodramas can be used in health education
- Identify key tools in the CHW Toolbox to maximize these popular/adult/peer education techniques
- Define culture and why it matters to Community Health Workers
- Examine one’s own cultural “lenses” or filters through which we view the world
- Describe and demonstrate how cultural beliefs impact health and wellness
- Develop a plan to better incorporate your community and culture in your work and your institution
- Identify the importance of ethical responsibility and confidentiality for Community Health Workers
- Understand how ethics apply to confidentiality and privacy guidelines that impact Community Health Workers
A virtual training costs $3,219 and an on-site training is $5,189* including all travel costs.