Promoting Policy and Systems Change to Expand Employment of Community Health Workers (CHWs) e-learning course  US CDC developed this 6-session curriculum to develop knowledge base of state programs and other stakeholders on key learnings to expand the integration of CHWs into HC/PH employment by educating decision-makes/funders in key understandings- roles, current status of the occupation, credentialing,  policy development and sustainable funding.

Fall Prevention

One out of three adults ages 65+ older fall each year, and falls are the leading cause of injury death in this age group (National Council on Aging & Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute, 2010). Community Health Workers/Promotores have the unique opportunity to work with older adults to reduce risk factors for falling and prevent injury due to falls. To equip CHWs/Ps in fall prevention, the Center for Community Health Development’s National CHW Training Center at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Prevention Research Center developed an in-person and online curriculum for CHWs/Ps and CHW/P instructors.

We are pleased to announce the availability of these free, online, self-paced, evidence-based CHW and Instructor trainings on fall prevention among older adults. (Note: the trainings are approved for Texas DSHS-certified CHW and CHW Instructor CEUs).

1. CHW Course: Preparing CHWs/Promotores to Prevent and Reduce Falls Among Older Adults (2 Texas DSHS-certified CHW CEUs), register at
2. CHW Instructor Course*: Helping older adults change their health behaviors to prevent falls and related Injuries: Health Behavior Change Theories (5 Texas DSHS-certified CHW Instructor CEUs), register at

For more information about the training, curriculum, or in-person trainings, please call 979-845-6462 or email

Please feel free to forward this email, flyers, and information to your CHW/Promotora and CHW Instructor contacts about two free, online, self-paced courses on fall prevention among older adults.

Julie Parrish St. John, Dr.P.H., M.A., C.H.W.I., | Senior Advisor
Center for Community Health Development’s National CHW Training Center, School of Public Health | Texas A&M Health Science Center

330 W. Hudson Rd., San Benito, TX 78586
ph: 325.513.4943 | | Transforming Health

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South Central College:  Community Health Worker offered On Campus/ Online Training+ Internship 

South Central College

Community Health Worker

South Central College

Anne Ganey

Contact:  Anne Ganey  507-389-7484 South Central CHW Training ( APHA CHW Section Member)

Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 16
  • Delivery: Online
  • WIA certified: YES
  • Emphases: N/A

About this Program

A program that prepares individuals to serve as facilitators, advocates, and referral professionals linking health care and related social services with affected recipient communities. Includes instruction in public and community health, human and social services, health services administration, group counseling, health education, group advocacy, cross-cultural and multilingual communication, and applicable laws and policies.

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Degree Description

Here is a list of courses required to earn the Community Health Worker Certificate of Training

Offered on the Faribault and North Mankato Campuses

The course requirements listed below are specific to the 2013-2014 school year. If you need to view the program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Technical Courses (8 Courses)

Complete all of the following courses:
CHW 1000 Role, Advocacy and Outreach (2 Credits)
CHW 1015 Organization and Resources (1 Credit)
CHW 1025 Teaching and Capacity Building (2 Credits)
CHW 1035 The Community Health Worker: Legal & Ethical Responsibilities (1 Credit)
CHW 1045 Community Health Worker: Coordination, Documentation & Reporting (1 Credit)
CHW 1055 Communication Skills and Cultural Competence (2 Credits)
CHW 1065 Community Health Worker Health Promotion (3 Credits)
CHW 1075 Internship (2 Credits)

Complete two credits of HC 1500 Healthcare Foundation: (2 Credits)

Intro to Health Careers
HC 1500 Healthcare Foundation: Introduction to Health Careers (1 – 3 Credits)

PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.




Talance Online CHW Training

Talance online CHW Training 

About Talance, Inc: Talance, Inc., is a Boston-area e-learning company founded in 2000. It has offered courses and programs for some of the nation’s biggest health and human services organizations and has helped adult learners reach their career advancement and personal enrichment goals. Learn more at

Health Care Education Redefined

Training health care teams in fundamental skills has never been easier, more convenient or affordable with new online courses for clinical and nonclinical healthcare team members. These successful courses increase the knowledge and skills of patient navigators, community health workers, promontoras, medical interpreters, patient advocates, while improving quality of care.

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Success Stories

Health Communities Washington, DOHHealthy Communities Washington, Washington State Department of Health

See how Healthy Communities Washington is using the Community Health Worker training program to build a sustainable community health workforce. Read details of their Community Health Worker Training. (PDF, 643 KB)


Convenient and flexible web-based training for community health workers, promotors, patient navigators and other health educators seeking professional development.

Select the course to help your community health worker team improve:

Community Health Workers Core Competencies and Health Skills 

Learn to assist patients with healthcare options and education materials, build healthy patient-provider relationships, refer community-based resources and support other team members. Teaches skills in organization, documentation, assessment and service coordination.

Core Competencies for the Breast Health Team

Clinical and nonclinical breast health team members learn more about how to work together through informed decision-making, addressing patient barriers to care and supporting patient plans. Teaches skills in organization, documentation, assessment and service coordination.

Core Competencies for the Prostate Health Team

Clinical and nonclinical prostate health team members learn more about how to work together through informed decision-making, addressing patient barriers to care and supporting patient plans. Teaches skills in organization, documentation, assessment and service coordination.

Navigating Health Insurance

A foundation in health insurance that covers such essentials as include how insurance works, different kinds of insurance, understanding costs and health care reform.

Health Literacy: A Start

Improve health literacy by addressing a complex range of reading, listening, analysis, and assessment skills. The course has an emphasis on practical work with resources participants can use long after class is over.