The Community Health Worker training model is designed to provide new and incumbent community health worker staff with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to address a number of health needs in the community. Through ten training modules, participants will gain necessary core competencies and knowledge of the communities and populations they support.
This FREE training is offered to community health workers, care coordinators, service navigators and any health support staff who are dedicated to improving the health outcomes of their clientele.
Who is eligible to participate?
Care coordinators, community health workers, service navigators and health support staff who work in Albany, Clinton, Essex, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren or Washington counties can join us for this FREE training.
About the Curriculum
Community Health Overview
This session will provide an overview of the healthcare system and population health management for improving community wellness.
Community Health Worker Scope of Practice
This session reviews the role of the Community Health Worker in the healthcare and social services world.
Support patients in setting goals, identifying strengths and motivations, and encourage the development of healthy behaviors.
A person-centered approach to counseling patients that conceptualizes motivation as a dynamic and changeable state within the person.
Social Determinants of Health and Cultural Competency
Patient-centered care is communication-based and the front line to addressing issues contributing to health disparities.
This session will examine the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information.
Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Disorders
This session provides a foundation for understanding people with mental health and substance use disorders in a community setting.
Assessment and Referral
This session will review the identification of tools for monitoring and measuring performance, including performance indicators.
Obstacles to Primary Care
This session will review the challenges persons with health disparities face accessing primary care and strategies to overcome them.
This session is designed to equip aspiring or incumbent Community Health Workers with the skills necessary to be effective in their role.