CHW Online Supplemental Courses
What is the benefit of online learning?
- These courses are FREE of cost.
- Flexible schedule. Learn at your own pace and complete courses on your own time.
- Connect with other Community Health Workers. Interact with and get help from other online learners.
What do I need to learn online?
- A computer connected to the Internet.
- A current web browser. Versions of FireFox 3+, Opera 8+, Microsoft Internet Explorer 7+, and Google Chrome work well with the course.
- Capability to play sound, i.e., you should be able to listen to music or other audio on your computer.
- A piece of software, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, to be able to read PDF documents.
How do I register for courses?
- REGISTER NOW and fill out the form. A specialist will enroll you within 4 business days. You will receive an email from the Talance online learning platform on how to login and set up your password.
- If a course is offered in both English and Spanish, please select only ONE of the options. If both are selected on your registration form, you will be placed in the English course by default.
- Because space is limited, failure to actively participate in the assigned course will result in removal. You will have 6 weeks to complete the course(s) you select.
What courses can I register for?
- These courses are free and open to everyone.
- CHW Core Skills students will be automatically registered for Motivational Interviewing and Navigating Health Insurance. Please register for 4 additional supplemental trainings of your choice.
(Click on title to learn more about each course)
- Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women. It’s more likely to lead to death for some—especially Hispanic or Latina women. Screening makes it easier to find and treat any developing breast cancer as early as possible. This improves the chances of a successful treatment and cure. Breast Cancer Screening is an online course designed to introduce community-focused healthcare workers to raise awareness of breast cancer and address barriers for women. It shows participants how to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to educate women about their risks, answer common questions, and overcome or eliminate barriers. It includes practical information on options for care and treatment, insurance, early detection, and coordinating services.
- No matter how valuable the service or program you offer is, if your target audience doesn’t know it exists, or doesn’t understand how it could benefit them, they won’t use it. And if you don’t understand your target audience, why your service or program is the right one for them, and what might attract their attention or change their mind, they still won’t use it. Outreach is an essential part of building and strengthening communities so that the women, men, and children within them can take advantage of all that’s available to help them build healthier and better lives. Outreach Skills is a web course that’s designed to familiarize you with the basic based concepts and skills involved in community outreach, identifying your target audience, determining their needs, and spreading the world about your valuable services or program fulfills them.
Every hour, every day, healthcare heroes have been battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Their efforts have saved thousands of lives and are working harder than ever.
This course is for those community-focused health workers who have been recruited to support an overburdened workforce. Participants will learn how to continue caring for clients as safely as possible. They’ll also learn how to provide social support by guiding people to trustworthy information, vaccinations, insurance, testing and care coordination.
Plus, they’ll learn how the impact of the coronavirus is uneven, and the health disparities that affect the communities where they work.
- This is an introductory, non-- clinical course on social determinants of health and health equity for people living in the US. Its introduces learners to the ways population health is shaped by factors outside the healthcare system, including socio economics, racism, stigmas, etc. Learners will learn ways they can use this knowledge to identify and reduce health disparities.
- Community health workers (CHWs) have a unique position in the healthcare system. They are frontline public health workers who have a close relationship with the people they work with and the communities where they work. What Is a CHW? is an online module that describes the role and boundaries of the position and how CHWs work as a bridge to health and social services to improve access to healthcare, manage chronic illnesses, and improve the quality and cultural competence of services.