Location for on-site sessions: In-person sessions will be held via webconference (Zoom).
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Oregon State University Professional and Continuing Education is pleased to partner with Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Sciences and Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization (EOCCO) to offer an innovative online Community Health Worker (CHW) training.
Offered through a multi-year partnership, this course is specifically designed to support progress in public health outcomes and provide meaningful career pathways for health care staff serving in the region.
Our upcoming course is offered in a flexible online format that is mostly self-paced, with only three required on-site events in Burns, Oregon.
Residents of the following counties will receive a discounted rate of $800: Baker, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wheeler. Enter county of residence during checkout to receive discount.
The primary role of the Community Health Worker is to serve as a link between a community and its health and social service systems in order to improve access to and delivery of services, and build capacity for individuals/families/ communities to promote their own health and well-being.
Though roles vary from one organization to another, CHW roles typically include the following responsibilities:
Community Health Workers provide a wide range of services on behalf of organizations, connecting community members with appropriate medical and social resources.
By the end of this eleven-week CHW training, you will learn how to:
This course is designed to prepare the student for work as an entry-level Community Health Worker (CHW), while also equipping health care staff serving in other roles with a community health perspective.
This program addresses all competencies required for approval as a CHW training program in Oregon: Students who complete and pass the course are eligible to apply to become certified CHWs in Oregon.
This program is offered in a flexible hybrid format. Students complete a series of online learning modules (58.5 contact hours), 2 live virtual sessions (4 contact hours), and attend 3 on-site classes (22.5 contact hours)
Create new opportunities to serve Oregon community members within your organization!
This innovative course equips you to think big picture about improving the region’s health - by considering each community member’s unique health, cultural and social needs.
Course Schedule and Required Dates
Ann supports OSU's College of Public Health and Human Sciences in building capacity of the current and future public health and human sciences workforce to meet the needs of individuals, families, and communities. Her work focuses on managing a portfolio of professional development offerings related to public health and human sciences. It involves collaboration with a variety of internal and external partners, including faculty, industry, and governmental agencies.
OSU faculty member Sunil Khanna is a medical anthropologist interested in examining the complex interrelations of biology, culture, gender, ethnicity and health. In addition to his teaching and research efforts, Sunil serves as co-director of School of Biological and Population Health Sciences.
Oralia Mendez holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Health with a concentration in health management and policy from Oregon State University. She has worked professionally in the health field since 2014 as a Community Health Worker in Benton County. She currently serves as the CHW Training Coordinator and Instructor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University, where she oversees the Community Health Worker Training Program.