“Building Holistic Partnerships with Older Adults” Training for CCHWs

CHW Training for certified CHWs, starting October 21. Apply HERE

Training Dates/Times:

Mondays, 9am – 12pm
October 25, 2021 – December 13, 2021

with online Orientation on Thursday, October 21, 6-8pm
and student presentations Thursday, December 16, 6-8pm


“Building Holistic Partnerships with Older Adults: A Community Health Work, Person-Centered & Social Determinants of Health Approach” is a training for Certified Community Health Workers aspiring to earn Rhode Island’s CHW Specialty in Older Adults certification. The training will provide CCHWs with knowledge of:

  • CHWs, Aging & the Workforce
  • Sociological Contexts of Aging: Obstacles & Opportunities
  • Practice Perspective: Building Partnerships that Empower
  • Social Determinants of Health & Aging: Obstacles & Opportunities
  • Threats to Health Aging: Behavioral Health Challenges & Dementia
  • Healthy Aging
  • Empowering Partnerships & Resource Navigation


Training will be comprised of weekly synchronous Zoom sessions, 9am – Noon, and weekly asynchronous assignments and activities requiring about 1-2 hours of additional self-paced time.


  • Rhode Island CHW Certification (or in process of applying)
  • Experience working or volunteering with the older adult population


The training is FREE, funded by the Rhode Island Parent Information Network and a RI Foundation grant