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Public Health CCHW Training

May 23, 2024 : 5:30 pm 8:30 pm

May 23 – July 25th, 2024
Thursdays, 5:30-8:30pm

Application Deadline May 17th!

CHWARI is excited to offer this training in Public Health to Rhode Island CHWs! This training is for Rhode Island certified CHWs only (or those currently in the process of applying).

Community Health Workers will:

  • Acquire a deeper understanding of the areas of public health and relationships between health of individuals, organized entities, and systems.
  • Gain the skills necessary to advocate for systems-level change towards improving public health in RI.
  • Have a working knowledge of RI Public Health infrastructure and how the CHW role fits into it.
  • Understand career/educational options in public health and the skills and educational opportunities necessary to advance and be successfully employed in these areas.
  • Understand how individuals are impacted from systemic racism and social determinants of health; where they live, learn, work and play.

Training Modules Include:

  1. The CHW Role in Public Health
  2. The Impact of Place on Health
  3. Essential Skills and Knowledge Base (two modules)
  4. Public Health Policy
  5. RI Public Health Infrastructure
  6. CHW Careers in Public Health
  7. Using Case Study (or, Storytelling)
  8. Final Presentations & Debrief

Earn 30 hours towards your CHW Certification!

The virtual Public Health Training will host Zoom classes on Thursdays, 5:30pm – 8:30pm, May 23 – July 25, with an in-person final class at Rhode Island College on that final Thursday the 25th. (NOTE: there will be an assignment due before class begins — what we call “pre-work” — on May 23rd. This will be emailed to you the week before.)

There will be 23 hours of in-class time and approximately 7 hours of assignments to be completed in non-class time. Attendance is required at all class sessions. Please be sure to fill out ALL THREE SECTIONS of the application below. The deadline for the application is May 13 at 5pm. If you have any questions, please email Dimaura Tavares at dtavares@ric.edu.