CHW Training

CHW Core Competencies Training: May - June 2024

CHW Core Competencies Training: May - June 2024
Overview of Community Health Worker Core Competencies Training
The Community Health Worker Core Competencies Training is a 90-hour training program that prepares participants for work as a Community Health Worker (CHW) in Connecticut. Certification for CHWs began in 2020, and this course can be used to meet the educational requirement for Pathway 1 for new CHWs. All classes are being provided in person. The curriculum consists of 23 modules and 18 sessions. The training consists of four parts

  • Part 1: The Big Picture
    CHWs as an Emerging Profession, Introduction to Public Health, Guiding Principles
  • Part 2: Working with Individuals and Families
    Individual Assessment Skills, Interpersonal Communication and Relationship Building Skills, Individual Capacity Building, Client-Centered Behavior Change, including Motivational Interviewing, Care Coordination and Navigation, and Home Visitation. Health topics: Physical Activity, Nutrition, and COVID-19.
  • Part 3: Working with Groups and Communities
    Health Outreach, Education and Facilitation Skills, Community Assessment, Capacity Building, and Community Organizing/Advocacy. Health topics: Health Equity/Social Determinants of Health, Diabetes and Hypertension
  • Part 4: Professional Development
    Research and Evaluation, Professional Skills and Conduct, CHW Certification and Continuing Education. Health Topics: Trauma, Mental Health and Substance Abuse 

During the training, the instructor will present information on the skill areas, share videos, engage small groups in various activities in breakout rooms, and have groups work in a team on projects. All sessions are required; each of the topics and skills covered build on each other, so picking and choosing from topics is not an option for this training. To receive a certificate of completion, participants must attend all sessions or complete make-up assignments. 

Training details

Dates: May 16 to June 21, 2024

Days and Time: Thursdays and Fridays, 9am to 5pm.

Location: Southwestern AHEC, Inc. 5 Research Dr., 2nd Floor, Shelton, CT  06484

May - June 2024

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Event Information

Start Date 05-16-2024 9:00 am
End Date 06-21-2024 5:00 pm
Registration Cut Off Date 05-16-2024 8:00 am
Individual Price $2,400
Location Shelton

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Shelton, CT 06484

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