Community Health Worker Training Programs

osu-campus-chworker

Jump to a section to learn more:

1.) Community Health Worker Entry Level Courses - Remote

Instructor Facilitated │Online

This innovative course equips individuals to think big picture about improving the region’s health - by considering each community member’s unique health, cultural and social needs.

In essence, the Community Health Worker program:

  • Prepares individuals to work as an entry-level Community Health Worker (CHW)
  • Equips health care staff serving in other roles with a community health perspective
  • Addresses all competencies required for approval as a CHW training program in Oregon

This program is offered in a flexible blended format. Students complete a series of online learning modules (58.5 contact hours), 2 live virtual sessions (4 contact hours), and attend 3 live virtual full-day class sessions (22.5 contact hours).

Click to learn more about this online remote CHW program.


2.) Community Health Worker Entry Level Courses – Onsite (locations vary)

Instructor Facilitated │Hybrid

This innovative course equips individuals to think big picture about improving the region’s health - by considering each community member’s unique health, cultural and social needs.

In essence, the Community Health Worker program:

  • Prepares individuals to work as an entry-level Community Health Worker (CHW)
  • Equips health care staff serving in other roles with a community health perspective
  • Addresses all competencies required for approval as a CHW training program in Oregon

This program is offered in a flexible blended format. Students complete a series of online learning modules (58.5 contact hours), 2 live virtual sessions (4 contact hours), and attend 3 in-person full-day class sessions (22.5 contact hours).

Click to learn more about this in-person onsite CHW program.

 


3.) Community Health Worker Continuing Education Course: Mental and Behavioral Health

Instructor Facilitated │Online  | 12 CEU's

In this course, you will cover mental illness and addiction, including the risk factors, behaviors and stigma often associated with these conditions. You will explore evidence-based therapies and services for supporting people living with these conditions.

You will also consider how you can assist people with mental illness or addiction through prevention, advocacy and promotion of positive mental health.

Click to learn more about this online CHW Mental and Behavioral Health program.


4.) Community Health Worker Continuing Education Course: Management of Chronic Health Conditions

Self Paced │ Online | 12 CEU's

According to the Centers for Disease Control, half of all adults have at least one chronic health issue. These issues can range from heart disease to cancer to obesity, and it’s critical that health workers have a firm understanding of these areas and their impact on an individual.

Our Management of Chronic Health Conditions course will give individuals the essential training to address chronic health conditions, such as obesity and chronic pain, and know the role of Community Health Workers (CHWs) in the management of these conditions.

This self-paced online course is designed for certified Community Health Workers and will teach them cutting-edge theories for approaching chronic health issues.

Click to learn more about this online CHW Management of Chronic Health Conditions program.


5.) Community Health Worker Continuing Education Course: Supporting Families - Navigating Care and Services for Children with Special Needs

Self Paced │ Online | 12 CEU's

One in five Oregon children and youth experience physical, developmental, social-emotional, or behavioral health conditions.

Our Supporting Families - Navigating Care and Services for Children with Special Needs course will give individuals the fundamentals of partnering with Oregon families so they can get what they need for their children’s health and development.

This course was co-created by the Oregon Center for Children & Youth with Special Health Needs (OCCYSHN) and is designed for Community Health Workers and pediatric care coordinators, home visitors, case managers, family navigators, youth and family support specialists.

Click to learn more about this online CHW Navigating Care and Services for children with Special Needs.


6.) Community Health Worker Continuing Education Course: Poverty and Related Social Determinants of Health

Instructor Facilitated │Online | 15 CEU's

More and more studies are focusing on the relationship between key demographics and quality of health. Areas such as race, ethnicity, income, education and experience with trauma are statistically shown to have an impact on access to and effective utilization of healthcare. That’s why, as a Community Health Worker (CHW), it’s important to focus on these elements as a way of improving community health in the areas that need it most.

Our expert-led online course is designed for Community Health Workers and will help individuals in their critical work with low-income populations. Students will also investigate the multiple links between poverty, race, ethnicity and trauma with healthcare.

Click to learn more about this online CHW Poverty and Related Social Determinants of Health program.