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Older Adults CHW Training

July 14th – August 29th 2022

Mostly Thursdays from 6-8pm, but three Mondays as well


“Building Holistic Partnerships with Older Adults: A Community Health Work, Person-Centered & Social Determinants of Health Approach” is a training for Community Health Workers aspiring to earn Rhode Island’s CHW Specialty in Older Adults endorsement. This virtual training will be held mostly on Thursdays from 6-8pm but three Monday evenings as well (August 1, 22, 29), from July 14 to August 29. Presence at all sessions is required.

The FREE training will provide CHWs with knowledge of the following:

  • 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 scheduled Zoom sessions, 6pm-8pm, and assignments and activities requiring about 1-2 hours of additional time weekly.


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

This training fulfills the RI Certification Board’s requirements for the CCHW Specialty in Older Adults endorsement. Read more about applying for the endorsement here.  This is NOT the application for this training.    

Application Link

Application Deadline: July 13th, 5pm

Please email CHWARI Director Sarah Lawrence with any questions and to communicate your certification status: slawrence@ric.edu


July 14, 2022 : 6:00 pm 8:00 pm