Community Health Worker

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An Equity Guided Approach to Public Health for Leaders at All Levels

What value-driven leadership actions will allow you to approach public health improvement through the lens of health equity?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health organizations and professionals interested in improving health equity; leaders and managers responsible for developing strategies, programs, policies and partnerships.
  • Format: Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours:

    Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hour.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is 1.  Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID:SS1131137_AEGAPHL.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.

  • Competencies: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion trainings:  None
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Technical Requirements: This training was created with Articulate Storyline. Please refer to the Articulate 360 System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for viewing.

About this course

This course will teach you the definitions, value-driven actions and further learning needed to develop your leadership approach to health equity. You’ll think about applying the actions and skills in your scope of influence.  Over time, developing your equity guided approach will allow you to to incorporate health equity principles into public health strategies and programs, and increase engagement and partnership.

What you'll learn

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define health equity and key terms related to health equity
  • Identify four value-driven leadership actions for health equity
  • Analyze the value-driven actions in your scope of influence
  • Explore further learning to strengthen leadership, including some strategic skills
  • Sandro Galea

    Jewel Mullen, MD, MPD

    Associate Dean for Health Equity, University of Texas 

  • Jewel Mullen, M.D., MPH, is the associate dean for health equity at the Dell Medical School, as well as an associate professor in the school’s population health and internal medicine departments. She also serves as a senior consultant for Ascension Seton to help meet health equity goals across its system. Mullen is an internist, epidemiologist, public health physician leader and the former principal deputy assistant secretary for health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). While at HHS, she also served as the acting assistant secretary for health and acting director of the National Vaccine Program Office during the months bridging the transition from the Obama to the Trump administrations. Prior to her time at HHS, Mullen served for five years as commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Her career has spanned clinical, research, teaching and administrative roles focused on improving the health of all people, especially those who are underserved. She is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in building effective community-based chronic disease prevention programs and for her commitment to improving individual and population health by strengthening coordination between community, public health and health care systems. Mullen is the former director of the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and medical director of Baystate Mason Square Neighborhood Health Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. She has held faculty appointments at the New York University, University of Virginia, Yale University and Tufts University schools of medicine. As Connecticut’s public health commissioner, Mullen created an Office of Health Equity Research, Evaluation and Policy to ensure that reducing disparities was included as a deliberate, measurable outcome of the department’s programmatic and regulatory efforts. She also successfully spearheaded initiatives to reduce racial disparities in low birth weight and infant mortality, advanced legislation to improve end-of-life care and led development of the state’s health assessment and health improvement plan as precursors to the department achieving accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board. As commissioner, she also directed her agency’s response to events such as natural disasters, the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and infectious disease outbreaks such as Ebola. Her accomplishments at HHS included participation in the coordination of the federal public health response to Zika, working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), other federal partners and leaders in Puerto Rico. Mullen serves on the editorial board of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Policies for Action National Advisory Committee, the Alzheimer’s Association/CDC Healthy Brain Initiative Leadership Committee and the Medical Education Committee for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She also is a member of the Committee on a National Strategy for Cancer Control in the United States at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. A former member of the Advisory Committee to the CDC Director and its subcommittee on health disparities, Mullen chaired the CDC’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection and Control Federal Advisory Committee. She is a former president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. Board certified in internal medicine, Mullen received her bachelor’s degree and Master of Public Health from Yale University where she also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in psychosocial epidemiology. She graduated from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society, and completed her residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

  • Sandro Galea

    Lailea Noel, PhD

    Assistant Professor, University of Texas

  • Lailea Noel is an assistant professor at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Noel’s research investigates the social and economic conditions that contribute to lower cancer treatment utilization and higher mortality rates in marginalized communities, particularly communities of color, and communities within residentially segregated urban and rural neighborhoods. She has a passion for conducting community-based participatory research and has a wealth of experience engaging communities, social scientists and medical professionals in such research partnerships. Her research interest and approach are informed by the two decades she spent as an oncology social work administrator at prestigious organizations — including the American Cancer Society and University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center — prior to pursuing her Ph.D. During her doctoral studies at Washington University in St. Louis, Noel participated in a five-year, community-based participatory research project in an area with high rates of poverty and the worst cancer mortality rates in metropolitan St. Louis. Her dissertation work, supported by an American Cancer Society Doctoral Training Grant in Oncology Social Work, explored the experiences of African American women in St. Louis, who had not started treatment for breast cancer six-months to two years following diagnosis. Since she joined the NYU Silver faculty in 2016, and was the 2018-19 Donald D. Harrington Faculty Fellow at The University of Texas at Austin.

Enrollment and Contact Hours

Select the Enroll button below to register for the course. If you have any trouble accessing the course, contact support@nephtc.org.

Acknowledgement:

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


Category: Leadership

Introduction to Interviewing for CHWs

What interviewing skills do you need to gain insight into the strengths, assets and challenges of your clients and communities?


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Course Information

  • Audience: Community Health Workers and other public health professionals needing client interviewing skills to capture information relevant to the services offered by your agency/network..
  • Format: Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours:

    Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to .75 total Category I continuing education contact hour.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is .75.  Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_IICHW
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.

  • Competencies: Communication Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion trainings: Introduction to HIPAA for CHWs
    Introduction to Ethics for CHWs and
    Introduction to Outreach Methods and Strategies
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Supplemental materials: PREPARE Tool
  • Technical Requirements: This training was created with Articulate Storyline. Please refer to the Articulate 360 System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for viewing.


About this course

Community Health Worker interviews capture information about client circumstances relevant to the services offered by CHW agencies and/or network. The interview process relies on multiple skills and is one of the most important tools used by CHWs.


What you'll learn

After completing this course, you will be able to...

  • Identify a tool used by CHWs to assess Social Determinants of Health (SDH)
  • Explain 3 tasks to complete prior to the CHW interview
  • Identify skills used in a client interview
  • List 2-3 protocols to understand prior to beginning the interview


Subject Matter Expert


  • Dawn Heffernan

  • Dawn Heffernan is a nurse and a public health professional who has supervised and trained community health workers for over a decade. Ms. Heffernan is passionate about community health and education. In addition to developing training for the New Public Health Training Center, she is currently working for Partners in Health as a case investigator for the corona virus pandemic.



    Enrollment and Contact Hours

    Select the Enroll button below to register for the course. If you have any trouble accessing the course, contact support@nephtc.org.


    Acknowledgement:  This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

    * Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, a New England Public Health Training Center partner, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. All CHES credit inquiries are managed by YSPH

Trauma-Informed Conversations

What does resiliency-building look like in the context of your everyday conversations with clients?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Community Health Workers, CHW Supervisors, Health Education Professionals
  • Format: Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours:Certificate of completion
  • Competencies: Communication Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness.
  • Companion trainings: 
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Technical Requirements: This training was created with Articulate Storyline. Please refer to the Articulate 360 System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for viewing.

About this course

Trauma-Informed Conversations (or TIC) are particularly important when working with vulnerable clients or patients. A trauma-informed approach acknowledges that individuals are made vulnerable by the ways our social systems are designed and recognizes that each individual processes and reacts to trauma differently.

In this course we will discuss trauma and resiliency and provide practical tips for Community Health Workers and other providers on how to act as facilitators, connectors, and supportive teammates in advancing a client’s particular goals for their clinical care or general health.


What you'll learn

After completing this course, you will be able to...

  • Describe trauma and resiliency
  • Identify different stress responses that are common in individuals
  • Identify strategies for conducting trauma-informed conversations
  • Samantha Calero
    Samantha Calero
  • Samantha Isabel Calero (Sam, she/her) is a biracial Latinx public health consultant. Her work includes training and facilitation, technical assistance, policy analysis and development and organizational capacity building to address trauma, resiliency, racial and gender justice. She approaches her work with an intersectional, margins-to-center lens of relationship building and critical analysis for change. Sam is a member of Mijente and currently is completing her master's degree in health policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She lives in Roxbury with her daughter.


Enrollment and Contact Hours

Select the Enroll button below to register for the course. If you have any trouble accessing the course, contact support@nephtc.org.

Acknowledgement:

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


Introduction to HIPAA for CHWs

What are best practices for managing clients' protected health information?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Community Health Workers, CHW Supervisors, Health Education Professionals
  • Format: Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_IHIPAACHW.
    If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Communication Skills, Health Equity Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness.
  • Companion trainings:  Introduction to Ethics for CHWs, Interviewing for CHWs
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Technical Requirements: This training was created with Articulate Storyline. Please refer to the Articulate 360 System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for viewing.


About this course

By the nature of their role, community health workers manage sensitive information about clients and communities. Community health worker practice relies on laws and protocols to guide their decisions about how to handle client information. One of the most important laws established to protect the privacy and confidentiality of health information is commonly referred to as HIPAA, also known as Health Insurance Portability Act. Note: If working in a HIPAA covered organization this training is only an introduction and you may still be required to attend HIPAA training through your employer. Not all organizations are HIPAA covered entities.


What you'll learn

After completing this course, you will be able to...

  • Define HIPAA
  • List key components of protected health information
  • Identify at least three circumstances where CHWs apply HIPAA during their workday
  • Recognize one circumstance when you have an obligation to report HIPAA covered information


Subject Matter Expert

  • Dawn Heffernan

    Dawn Heffernan

  • Dawn Heffernan is a nurse and a public health professional who has supervised and trained community health workers for over a decade. Ms. Heffernan is passionate about community health and education. In addition to developing training for the New Public Health Training Center, she is currently working for Partners in Health as a case investigator for the corona virus pandemic.


    Enrollment and Contact Hours

    Select the Enroll button below to register for the course. If you have any trouble accessing the course, contact support@nephtc.org.

    Acknowledgement:

    This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


Introduction to Ethics for CHWs

What types of ethical dilemmas do you encounter on the job and how do you respond to these dilemmas? If you want more time to reflect on the types of ethical dilemmas faced by CHWs this course will be a good introduction for you.

   
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Course Information

  • Audience: Community Health Workers, CHW Supervisors, Health Education Professionals
  • Format: Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_IECHW. 
    If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Communication Skills, Health Equity Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness.
  • Companion trainings: A Brief Introduction to HIPAA for CHWs, Interviewing
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Technical Requirements: This training was created with Articulate Storyline. Please refer to the Articulate 360 System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for viewing.


About this course

Community Health Workers face ethical dilemmas on a daily basis. Ethical challenges can range in severity and in some cases can be quite complex. This short introduction raises awareness of what is an ethical dilemma and equips CHWs with tools to assist them when making decision about the best course of action.


What you'll learn

After completing this course, you will be able to...

  • Recognize the definition and purpose of a code of ethics
  • Identify conditions for a situation to be considered an ethical dilemma
  • List 3 resources available to assist CHWs to make decisions about the best course of action for each ethical dilemma encountered.


Subject Matter Expert

  • Dawn Heffernan

    Dawn Heffernan

  • Dawn Heffernan is a nurse and a public health professional who has supervised and trained community health workers for over a decade. Ms. Heffernan is passionate about community health and education. In addition to developing training for the New Public Health Training Center, she is currently working for Partners in Health as a case investigator for the corona virus pandemic.


    Enrollment and Contact Hours

    Select the Enroll button below to register for the course. If you have any trouble accessing the course, contact support@nephtc.org.

    Acknowledgement:

    This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


Introducción a los Métodos y Estrategias de Alcance

¿Cómo pueden los trabajadores en el campo de la salud crear planes de alcance efectivos que resuelvan las necesidades de las poblaciones vulnerables? Conoce los componentes clave de un plan de alcance efectivo.

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Información del Curso

  • Formato: Autorregulado
  • Costo: Gratuito
  • Duración: 1.5 horas
  • Credencial(s) elegibles para horas de contacto: Patrocinado por New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), un proveedor designado de horas de contacto de educación continua (CECH) en educación para la salud por la Comisión Nacional de Credencial de Educación para la Salud, Inc. Este programa está designado para Especialistas Certificados en Educación de Salud (CHES) y/o Especialistas Certificados en Educación de Salud (MCHES) para recibir hasta un total de 1 horas de contacto de educación continua de Categoría I. Las horas máximas de contacto de educación continua de nivel avanzado son 1. ID del proveedor: 1131137 ID del evento: SS1131137_IMEA.
    Si no está buscando un horario de contacto de CHES/MCHES, si completa el post-test y la evaluación, recibirá un Certificado de Finalización. El certificado incluirá la duración del curso.
  • Competencias: Habilidades de Asociación Comunitaria
  • Nivel de Aprendizaje: Concientización
  • Material Complementario: Guía del Curso y Requisitos Técnicos (PDF)
  • Requisitos: Ninguno

Sobre este curso

Como un promotor de salud en la comunidad, una función clave es proveerles cuidados a poblaciones vulnerables para poder conectarlos con los servicios apropiados. Para lograr esto, los trabajadores en el campo de la salud deben identificar cuando debería realizarse una tarea de alcance y como desarrollar un plan de alcance efectivo.


Qué aprenderás

Tras completar este curso, podrás:

  • Describir qué son las tareas de alcance y los componentes del Modelo de Alcance de la Salud
  • Identificar las cualidades y características de una población vulnerable y qué inicia el trabajo de alcance
  • Conocer tips que te mantendrán seguro en tus esfuerzos
  • Describir cómo seleccionar métodos y estrategias de alcance efectivos
  • Listar los elementos de un plan de alcance efectivo

Experta en el Tema

Horario de Registro y Contacto

El Certificado de Realización incluirá la duración del módulo. Generalmente 50-60 minutos equivalen a 1 hora de contacto. Las horas de contacto pueden utilizarse para cumplir con los requisitos de ciertas credenciales. Confirme con su ente acreditador para verificar si este tema cumple con sus requisitos de educación continua.

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Reconocimiento:

Este Proyecto ha sido/fue subsidiado por la Administración de Recursos y Servicios de Salud (HRSA) del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Sociales de los Estados Unidos (HHS) bajo el número de subsidio UB6HP27877 “Programa Centro Regional de Entrenamiento en Salud”. La información, contenido y conclusiones son propias del autor y no deben considerarse como la posición o política oficial del HRSA, HHS o del Gobierno de los Estados Unidos.

Use of Public Health Concepts and Approaches

What is public health?  How do community health workers fit into the public health framework?

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Course Information

  • Format: Self paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 2 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_UPHCA.
    If you are not seeking CHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment, Communication Skills, Community Dimensions of Practice, Cultural Competency
  • Companion Trainings: The 10 Essential Public Health Services in Action
    Introduction to Outreach Methods and Strategies
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Technical Requirements: This training was creating using HTML5. We recommend using the latest version of Google Chrome, Microsoft Bing or Mozilla Firefox for the best viewing experience.

About this course

In this course, learners will learn more about “what is public health", add to what they already know about public health and medical systems, gain a better understanding about the importance of public health and how community health workers fit into the public health framework.

What you'll learn

After completing this training, you will be able to:

  • Explain what is public health and why it is so important.
  • Describe how public health has impacted life expectancy over the past century.
  • Identify the types of public health challenges faced by vulnerable populations.
  • Name the various parties and agencies involved in a public health infrastructure
  • Provide an example of how data is used in public health policy
  • Distinguish between health equity and health disparity
  • Explain how the social determinants of health impact health equity
  • List at least four priority topic areas of the Healthy People 2020 initiative
  • Demonstrate how the public health pyramid can be used to develop a comprehensive intervention
  • Discuss important considerations when developing a public health plan for your community.

Subject Matter Experts


  • Dawn Heffernan, RN, MS, CDE
    Director,
    Western Massachusetts
    Public Health Training Center

Enrollment and Contact Hours

Note there are two different options for enrolling in this course highlighted in the table below.

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the module. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Having trouble accessing the course? Contact support@nephtc.org

Introduction to Outreach Methods and Strategies

How can community health workers create effective outreach plans that address the needs of vulnerable populations? Learn about the key components of an effective outreach plan.


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Course Information

  • Format: Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_IOMS.
    If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Community Partnership Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Supplemental materials: Course Guide and Technical Requirements (PDF)
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Technical Requirements: This training was created with Articulate Storyline. Please refer to the Articulate 360 System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for viewing.


About this course

As a community health outreach worker, a key function of the role is providing health outreach to vulnerable populations in order to connect them with the appropriate enabling services. In order to do so, community health workers must be able to identify when outreach should occur and how to develop the most effective outreach plan.


What you'll learn

After completing this course, you will be able to...

  • Articulate what outreach is and the components of the Health Outreach Model
  • Identify qualities and characteristics of vulnerable populations and what triggers outreach
  • List tips to keep you safe in your outreach efforts
  • Describe how to choose effective outreach methods and strategies
  • Outline the elements of an effective outreach plan

Subject Matter Expert

Enrollment and Contact Hours

Note there are two different options for enrolling in this course highlighted in the table below.

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the module. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Having trouble accessing the course? Contact support@nephtc.org


Acknowledgement:

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27877 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program”. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

An Introduction to One Health

What is One Health and how is it relevant to public health practitioners?


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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, nurses, veterinarians, human health clinicians, environmental scientists, students, and others interested in the health of humans, animals and the environment
  • Format: Self-paced online training
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential eligible for contact hours:

    CHES: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hour.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is 1.  Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: 08122020. 
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.

  • Credential eligible for contact hours: NCPD (Nursing Continued Professional Development)  Accreditation: Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
    Contact Hours: 1.0
  • Competencies: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion trainings: None
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Technical Requirements: This training was created with Articulate Storyline. Please refer to the Articulate 360 System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for viewing.


About this course

Have you heard the term “One Health” but aren’t quite sure what it means or how it is different from public health? This course introduces One Health (human-animal-environmental health) to the public health practitioner. Areas of focus include zoonotic and vectorborne diseases, pollution and ecosystem change, comparative medicine, and human-animal-environment interactions. Multiple examples are provided, including for COVID-19. You’ll come away with a new perspective on health! 

What you'll learn

After completing this course, you will be able to...

  • Define One Health
  • Provide examples of how humans, animals and the environment are interconnected
  • List the major competency areas for One Health practice
  • List four main topic areas of One Health and provide examples within each and their areas of overlapping
  • Describe multiple One Health aspects of COVID-19


Subject Matter Expert


  • Lynn Zanradi Blevins

  • Lynn Zanradi Blevins has been practicing public health in government and academic settings for 20 years in the areas of infectious disease, environmental health, emergency preparedness, and One Health (human-animal-environmental health).



    Faculty Planning Committee 

    Lynn Blevins, MD, MPH - Faculty/Planning Committee has no relevant financial relationships to disclose and does not plan on discussing unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product

    Karen McKenny, RN - CNE Course Advisor has no relevant financial relationships to disclose

    Carmela Townsend, DNP, MS/MBA, RN, Accredited Provider Activity Director has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    Naomi Moeller, BA, CHCP – Planning Committee has no relevant financial relationships disclose.


    Enrollment and Contact Hours

    Select the Enroll button below to register for the course. If you have any trouble accessing the course, contact support@nephtc.org.

    Acknowledgement:

    This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

    Disclosure Policy:

    Boston University School of Medicine asks all individuals involved in the development and presentation of Accredited Continuing Education activities to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. This information is disclosed to all activity participants prior to the start of the educational activity. Boston University School of Medicine has procedures to mitigate all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies. In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices is being discussed. In accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies that faculty, planners, authors and anyone who may be in control of content have been mitigated.

    Disclaimer:

    THIS CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM IS INTENDED SOLELY FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES FOR QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS. IN NO EVENT SHALL BOSTON UNIVERSITY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM. IN NO EVENT SHOULD THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL CARE. NO PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP

    * Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, a New England Public Health Training Center partner, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. All CHES credit inquiries are managed by YSPH

Transmission-Based Precautions in the Ambulatory Care Setting

What actions should you take with a patient who may have a serious infectious disease? Learn about Transmission-Based Precautions, practical steps that protect you, your patients and your co-workers from infection.  

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About this course

This self-study course introduces learners to Transmission-Based Precautions. This course provides an overview of why and when Transmission-Based Precautions should be used, along with examples of how these precautions can be applied in the ambulatory care setting. The course may be taken in more than one sitting.


What you'll learn

After completing this course, you will be able to...

  • Define Transmission-Based Precautions
  • Recall the three categories of Transmission-Based Precautions
  • Describe the unique features of each category of Transmission-Based Precautions
  • Recognize when to use each category of Transmission-Based Precautions
  • Recognize when to combine Transmission-Based Precautions


Subject Matter Expert

  • Louise-Marie Dembry
    Louise-Marie Dembry
    MD,
    FACP, MS, MBA

    Professor of Medicine
    (Infectious Diseases)
    and of Epidemiology
    (Microbial Diseases);
    Director, Hospital Epidemiology
    VA CT Healthcare System

Enrollment and Contact Hours

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the module. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Having trouble accessing the course? Contact support@nephtc.org

Standard Precautions in the Ambulatory Care Setting: Personal Protective Equipment and Safe Surfaces

What is personal protective equipment (PPE)? What should you do if a surface may have been exposed to patient body fluids? Learn about different types of PPE and how to properly clean surfaces to protect yourself, your patients and your co-workers from infection transmission.  


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Course Information

  • Audience: Designed for ambulatory care settings, such as primary care clinics and doctor's offices. Intended audiences are administrative and clerical staff; non-licensed clinical staff; non- clinical staff; facilities staff and volunteers
  • Format: Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 20 Minutes
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_BIPPPESS If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this course

This self-study course introduces learners to personal protective equipment (PPE) and safe surfaces, two components of Standard Precautions. After a quick review of Standard Precautions, this course provides an overview of types and use of PPE in the ambulatory setting and when and how to treat potentially contaminated surfaces. The course may be taken in more than one sitting.

What you'll learn

After completing this course, you will be able to...

  • Recognize commonly used personal protective equipment
  • Recall actions to take is a surface may have been exposed to patient body fluid

    Subject Matter Expert

  • David B. Banach
    David B. Banach
    MD, MPH

    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Head of Infection Prevention
    and Hospital Epidemiologist
    UConn Health

Enrollment and Contact Hours

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the module. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Having trouble accessing the course? Contact support@nephtc.org

Standard Precautions in the Ambulatory Care Setting: Safe Cough Practices

Standard Precautions in the Ambulatory Care Setting: Safe Cough Practices

How do you approach a patient with a cough? Learn how you can prevent the spread of respiratory infections. 

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Course Information

  • Audience: Designed for ambulatory care settings, such as primary care clinics and doctor's offices. Intended audiences are administrative and clerical staff; non-licensed clinical staff; non- clinical staff; facilities staff and volunteers
  • Format: Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 20 Minutes
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_BIPSCP If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None


About this course

After a quick review of Standard Precautions, this course provides an overview of how to prevent respiratory infection transmission. The course may be taken in more than one sitting.


What you'll learn

After completing this course, you will be able to...

  • Recall two types of respiratory infection transmission
  • Recognize the correct approach to patient with a cough
  • Recognize patient symptoms that require additional infection control actions


    Subject Matter Expert

  • David B. Banach

    David B. Banach
    MD, MPH

    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Head of Infection Prevention
    and Hospital Epidemiologist
    UConn Health

Enrollment and Contact Hours

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the module. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Having trouble accessing the course? Contact support@nephtc.org

Standard Precautions in the Ambulatory Care Setting: The Basics of Hand Hygiene

What is hand hygiene and why is it fundamental to preventing the spread of infections? Learn about when and how to perform hand hygiene to protect yourself, your patients and your co-workers from infection.  

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Course Information

  • Audience: Designed for ambulatory care settings, such as primary care clinics and doctor's offices. Intended audiences are administrative and clerical staff; non-licensed clinical staff; non- clinical staff; facilities staff and volunteers
  • Format: Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 25 Minutes
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_BIPHH. 
    If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings:
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None


About this course

This course provides an overview of standard precautions, the practice of hand hygiene and the role of healthcare staff in preventing the spread of infections to themselves, colleagues and patients. The course may be taken in more than one sitting.


What you'll learn

After completing this course, you will be able to...

  • Define Standard Precautions
  • List at least two reasons whyhand hygiene is important to infection prevention
  • Recall when hand hygiene should be performed
  • Recall how long hands should be rubbed when using long soap
  • Recall two advantages of using alcohol- based rubs


Subject Matter Expert

  • Louise-Marie Dembry
    Louise-Marie Dembry
    MD, FACP, MS, MBA

    Professor of Medicine
    (Infectious Diseases)
    and of Epidemiology
    (Microbial Diseases);
    Director, Hospital Epidemiology
    VA CT Healthcare System

Enrollment and Contact Hours

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the module. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Having trouble accessing the course? Contact support@nephtc.org

Foundations of Infection Prevention in the Ambulatory Care Setting

What is the basic science that underlies infection prevention? Learn about how bacteria and viruses are spread and how you can prevent disease transmission? 

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About this course

This course provides an overview of basic principles of infection transmission and the role of healthcare staff in preventing the spread of infections to themselves, colleagues and patients. It contains non-graded knowledge checks so learners can interact with the content. The course may be taken in more than one sitting.


What you'll learn

After completing this course, you will be able to...

  • Explain the basic modes of infection transmission
    • Recall the differences between bacteria and viruses
    • Recognize the three basic transmission principles
    • Recognize common ways diseases are spread
    • Recognize common signs of active infection
    • Recognize the three stages of an infection

  • Describe your role in preventing infection transmission
    • Recall at least three ways you or others can prevent disease transmission
    • Recognize the importance of teamwork in infection prevent in healthcare settings

    Subject Matter Experts

  • Louise-Marie Dembry
    Louise-Marie Dembry
    MD, FACP, MS, MBA

    Professor of Medicine
    and Epidemiology
    Director, Hospital Epidemiology
    VA CT Healthcare System

  • David B Banach
    David B. Banach,
    MD, MPH

    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Head of Infection
    Prevention and Hospital
    Epidemiologist
    UConn Health

Enrollment and Contact Hours

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the module. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Having trouble accessing the course? Contact support@nephtc.org


Acknowledgement:

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27877 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program”. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Storytelling for Public Health

How can you effectively convey your public health message using storytelling? 


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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, especially program managers and communication specialists, in governmental and non-profit sectors. Public health stakeholders who would like to contribute their story to the public health dialog.
  • Format: Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.0 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours:

    Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hour.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is 1.  Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID:SS1131137_04012020.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.

  • Competencies: Communication Skills
  • Learning Level: Performance – learners will be able to outline a story using a storyboard.
  • Companion trainings: None
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Technical Requirements: This training was created with Articulate Storyline. Please refer to the Articulate 360 System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for viewing.


About this course

This course introduces storytelling as an effective communication tool in public health practice. After reviewing story structures, learners will review public health stories in multiple formats and outline their own story using a storyboard.

Do you have a great idea, data, or experience to share but can’t seem to reach your intended audience? Create a story to match your communication goal, audience, delivery options. In this course you will learn the elements of story and become familiar with two formats that you can use to frame your story. After reviewing real public health examples in a variety for formats, try outlining your own story using a storyboard. 


What you'll learn

After completing this course, you will be able to...

  • Briefly describe the history of storytelling
  • Explain why story is an effective means of communication
  • Define the subject, audience, goal, and delivery format options for a story
  • Define the elements of a story: hook, inciting incident, protagonist, antagonist, tension, climax and conclusion
  • Explain two story formats: Story Mountain and the Journey Curve
  • Describe how a storyboard is used to outline a story
  • List questions to ask yourself when creating your title
  • List ethical consideration of storytelling
  • Outline a story in storyboard format


Subject Matter Expert


  • Lynn Zanardi Blevins

  • Lynn Zanradi Blevins has been practicing public health in government and academic settings for 20 years in the areas of infectious disease, environmental health, emergency preparedness, and One Health (human-animal-environmental health).



    Enrollment and Contact Hours

    Select the Enroll button below to register for the course. If you have any trouble accessing the course, contact support@nephtc.org.

    Acknowledgement:

    This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

    * Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, a New England Public Health Training Center partner, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. All CHES credit inquiries are managed by YSPH

Category: Communication

Oral Health: An Important Component of Overall Health and Wellbeing

As a CHW, what can you do to support the oral health of the individuals you serve?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Community health workers (or similar roles), patient navigators, health educators
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, May 18th 2023 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST.
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID:  PM1131137_05182023.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Community Partnership Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: MCD Global Health Chronic Conditions Trainings: Free to Vermont Community Health Workers until June 30, 2023: To learn more or enroll, visit: https://chwtraining.mcdph.org
    Smiles for Life: 
    https://www.nephtc.org/mod/url/view.php?id=4472
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Supplemental Materials: PowerPoint

About this Webinar

Oral health is an essential part of overall health and wellbeing. Poor oral health has a negative impact on quality of life and is linked to chronic conditions, including stroke, heart and lung disease, and diabetes. In addition, poor oral health can be stigmatizing, which negatively affects mental health and may contribute toward socioeconomic disparities. Community health workers are well poised to support oral health education and access to care in their roles. Join this webinar to learn about how CHWs can help improve the oral health of people they serve. 


What you'll learn

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the relationship between oral health and overall health.
  • List oral health resources available for individuals served by CHW in Vermont.
  • Explore opportunities to integrate oral health care into CHW role.


Subject Matter Experts

  • Robin Miller

    Robin Miller
    RDH, MPH 

  • Robin Miller, RDH, MPH, has been employed by the Vermont Department of Health’s Office of Oral Health since 1998. She began her career with the State as a Dental Health Educator and was promoted to Oral Health Director in 2015. Robin serves as Secretary on the Executive Board of the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors and is the chairperson of the ASTDD’s Basic Screening Survey Community of Practice. In addition to her work with ASTDD, she is a former board member and current member of the Vermont Public Health Association and was the 2016 recipient of the VT Dental Hygienists’ Association Outstanding Dental Hygienist award.

  • Debora Teixeira

    Debora Teixeira 


  • Debora Teixeira received a degree in Dentistry from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and a Master of Education focusing on Adult Education and Public Health from the University of Vermont. Prior to relocating to the United States, she worked for 12 years as a Public Health Dentist for the São Paulo State Health Department, providing dental care and oral health education primarily to underserved children and adults in community health centers and public schools. In addition, Debora has worked in private practice and taught Oral Diagnosis to first-year dental students. Currently, Debora works for the Vermont Department of Health, where she serves as the Oral Health Systems Administrator and as the 802 Smiles Network of School Dental Health Programs Coordinator.

  • Burt Edelstein

    Burt Edelstein


  • Burton L. Edelstein DDS MPH, Columbia University Professor Emeritus of dentistry and public health, is a pediatric dentist who has dedicated his clinical, research, teaching, and advocacy career to improving the oral health of socially disadvantaged children. Edelstein practiced in Connecticut for 21 years before engaging full time in pediatric oral health policy as Congressional Health Aide to the US Senate Minority Leader, Commissioner of the federal Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), Founder of the DC-based Children’s Dental Health Project, and Chair of Population Oral Health at Columbia. Since 2008, Edelstein and his team have been awarded over $9M to develop and test a novel pediatric dental caries prevention and disease management program called MySmileBuddy. The MySmileBuddy Program and its educational technology supports value-based care and interdisciplinary delivery models, addresses social determinants of health, builds on established cariology science and behavior-change theory, and holds promise to enhance oral health equity through early intervention and redistribution of resources. Edelstein is a graduate of SUNY Binghamton, SUNY Buffalo dental school, and the Harvard School of Public Health. He trained at SUNY Upstate Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital. His work has been nationally recognized by associations of pediatric (AAPD) and public health dentistry (ASTDD, AAPHD, MSDA), dental students (ASDA), dental societies (ACD, ICD, CDS, CSDA), the dental research community (FNIDCR), foundations (Shils, NYSDAF, OHA) and educators (Maryland, Harvard, Columbia, ADEA).



    Registration

    Select the Enroll Me button below to register for this recording. If you have any trouble accessing the recording, contact support@nephtc.org.



    Acknowledgement:
    This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of award 2 UB6HP31685‐05‐00 “Public Health Training Centers.” The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Category: Chronic Disease

Understanding and Addressing Hypertension as a Community Health Worker


Did you know…

  • About 108 million American adults (1 in every 2) have hypertension

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Course Information

  • Audience: Community health workers (or similar roles), patient navigators, health educators
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, April 20th 2023 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST.
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_04202023.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Community Partnership Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: MCD Global Health Chronic Conditions Trainings: Free to Vermont Community Health Workers until June 30, 2023: To learn more or enroll, visit: https://chwtraining.mcdph.org
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Supplemental Materials: PowerPoint

About this Webinar

Hypertension is a medical condition, also known as high blood pressure, which can increase the risk for serious conditions such as heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death for people in the United States. Community Health Workers (CHWs) are uniquely qualified to improve health outcomes among individuals diagnosed with hypertension and support at-risk individuals to prevent the development of the condition. The purpose of this webinar is to outline the role of CHWs in addressing hypertension self-management and prevention in their communities while showcasing a Vermont CHW program.


What you'll learn

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of hypertension
  • Identify risk factors and symptoms associated with hypertension
  • Discuss the rate of Vermonters with hypertension and heart disease
  • Explain the CHW role in addressing hypertension


Subject Matter Experts

  • Rudy Fedrizzi

    Rudolph (Rudy) Fedrizzi 
    MD

  • Rudolph (Rudy) Fedrizzi, MD is the Public Health Services District Director for the White River Junction Office of Local Health (OLH) in the VT Department of Health. He received his Medical Degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO and completed his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. He holds medical licenses in VT and NH. Dr. Fedrizzi previously practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology. His past administrative and clinical experience includes Chief of OB-GYN Services and training as a flight surgeon at Luke Air Force Base Hospital in Glendale, AZ and Medical Director of the Northern New Mexico Women’s Health and Birth Center in Taos, New Mexico. Dr. Fedrizzi relocated to New Hampshire in the fall of 2009 and in early 2010 assumed the non-clinical role of Director of Clinical Integration in the Center for Population Health at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock, a community hospital and multi-specialty physician practice located in Keene, NH. In that role he took the lead in organizing integration efforts that purposefully and proactively link clinical services with community health partners and resources. He served as a core member of the Healthy Monadnock Initiative project team that ensured continuing progress on the goal of the Initiative to make the Monadnock Region of southwestern NH the healthiest community in the nation. He also served as a member of Cheshire Medical Center’s Accountable Care Organization Leadership Team and chaired the organization’s Research Committee helping to facilitate collaborative research efforts involving the medical campus and academic partners. Currently, he is Chair of the Leadership Council of the Dartmouth Center for Advancing Rural Health Equity, Chair of the Upper Valley Medical Reserve Corps Advisory Board, Immediate past-President of the Public Health Council of the Upper Valley Board, Vice President of the Southern NH AHEC Board, and a member of the Twin Pines Housing Trust Board and the Rotary Club of Lebanon, NH Charities Board. He is a member of the American Public Health Association.

  • Jennifer Woolard

    Jennifer Woolard
    BS, MPH

  • Jennifer Woolard, BS, MPH: Jennifer Woolard is the Public Health Program Administrator with the Vermont Department of Health (VDH) Heart Disease and Diabetes Program. She holds a master’s in public health and a bachelor’s in nutrition and has more than ten years of public health experience. Her roles have spanned across various settings, including work with schools, towns, community organizations, health systems, and statewide partners, all aimed at reducing the burden of disease. Over the last five years, Jennifer has worked with community and clinical partners to address system level interventions in support of the prevention and management of heart disease and diabetes. Part of Jennifer’s work has also centered on the development of a formal statewide infrastructure to support and sustain Community Health Workers in Vermont.

  • Justin Pentenrieder

    Justin Pentenrieder
    MSSc

  • Justin Pentenrieder serves as the program manager for the Vermont Department of Health’s You First program, which provides breast and cervical cancer screening as well as cardiovascular risk disease prevention to low- and middle-income Vermonters. Justin has worked to reduce the burden of cancer and chronic disease in Vermont for over 10 years. Additionally, Justin serves on the UVM Cancer Center Community Advisory Board and as the co-chair of Vermonters Taking Action Against Cancer (VTAAC).

  • Sasha Rosen

    Sasha Rosen
    CHW

  • Sasha Rosen is a Community Health Worker and Educator at the Community Health Centers of Burlington (CHCB). She is also currently pursuing her Master of Public Health at the University of Vermont. Her career has been shaped by her dedication to improving health equity in Vermont and her passion for preventative healthcare. She has previously worked as a case manager for housing insecure individuals during the pandemic and has helped author the Rutland County Community Health Needs Assessment. Sasha is a strong believer that the health of the environment and humans are intimately intertwined; in order to achieve heart health, we must prioritize the health of our planet.



    Registration

    Select the Enroll Me button below to register for this recording. If you have any trouble accessing the recording, contact support@nephtc.org.



    Acknowledgement:
    This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of award 2 UB6HP31685‐05‐00 “Public Health Training Centers.” The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Category: Chronic Disease

Course Information

  • Audience: Community health workers, public health professionals, nurses, people working with populations requiring chronic care
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: February 5, 2020
    12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hour.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is 1.  Provider ID: SS1131137, Event ID: 02052020. If you are not seeking  CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Community Partnership Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials: Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

This webinar will provide a brief overview of Motivational Interviewing (MI) for community health workers and others who work with populations requiring chronic care. If you are curious about what is MI and how this style of conversation can influence chronic care. Learn the basic structure, mindset and history of MI.


What you'll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe active listening, behavior change and how our approach can foster motivation or not
  • Describe Motivational Interviewing and how it can be applied in your chronic care practice
  • Illustrate the spirit of Motivational Interviewing and how it is used to elicit behavior change
  • Describe Motivational Interviewing skills including OARS and Elicit-Provide-Elicit approaches to patient engagement and education

Subject Matter Expert

  • LisaStockwell
    Lisa Stockwell

Lisa Stockwell, M.Ed., has over 20 years’ experience as a trainer, educator and coach working with organizations, groups and individuals in topics related to positive behavior change, effective communication skills, mindfulness, compassion fatigue and motivational interviewing. She believes that the style of the conversation is essential in helping clients move toward change that will improve their quality of life. Lisa is a certified Train the Trainer and Whole Life Coach. She is a member of MINT (Motivational Interviewing International Trainers), Master Trainer in Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management (CDSMP) for workplaces, groups and individuals to manage their chronic condition (non-clinical). Lisa is an engaging and lively speaker and storyteller for conferences, organizations, and groups.


Registration and Contact Hours

Select the Enroll me button below to register for this webinar. If you have any trouble accessing the webinar, contact support@nephtc.org

Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

* Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, a New England Public Health Training Center partner, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. All CHES credit inquiries are managed by YSPH

Category: Chronic Disease

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals and project managers, non-profit organizations
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time:

    Monday, July 16, 2018
    12:00-1:00 PM

  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 Webinar Session, 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
  • Competencies: Communication Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings Numbers in Health: Make the Meaning Clear
  • Supplemental materials: PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None


About this Webinar

The Webinar will focus on developing participants' skills to communicate complex health information in ways people can understand. Clear and simple health messages & materials help all audiences and members of your community (especially those with limited literacy skills) read, understand, and act on health information. Participants will take an audience-centered approach to assessment and creating materials and messages that are readable, actionable and culturally relevant. We will pay close attention to what plain language writing and design look like and how to apply plain language writing and design principles in practice. Although not required, participants may work on a health communication project of their own during the applied activities.


What you'll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize health literacy, language and culture as potential barriers to communicating public health messages.
  • Use health literacy tools and techniques to assess the readability and actionability of materials & messages.
  • Apply plain language principles to public health materials & messages to enhance ease of use for all readers.


Subject Matter Expert


  • Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, M.Ed.
    Assistant Professor, Director

    Tufts Health Literacy Leadership Institute


Registration and Contact Hours

Select the Enroll button below to register for this webinar. If you have any trouble accessing the webinar, contact trainingmanager@nephtc.org.

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Category: Communication

Course Information

  • Audience: Community health worker, public health professional professionals serving communities of concern
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: June 23, 2020
    11:00 - 12:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours:  If you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour and the contact hour(s) for this course may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. You may want to check with your credentialing body if you’re unsure if this course meets its continuing education requirements.
  • Competencies: Health Equity Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings:
  • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites None

About this Webinar

Participants will explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and this new moment in the civil rights movement for Black lives through a lens of trauma-informed care. The workshop will cover self- and community care, self-reflection for allyship and liberation, and resiliency-building through a lens of racial and gender justice.



What you'll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify tools for self- and community care to help sustain health workers in a critical time
  • Name Principles of Trauma-Informed Care and some ways they can be applied to daily work with colleagues and clients/ patients
  • Think about how to hold trauma-informed, healing-centered space to talk about some of the major changes happening in our society right now.
  • Deepen a self-reflection practice for resiliency-building and improved collaboration.

Subject Matter Expert

  • Samantha Calero
    Samantha Calero
  • Samantha Isabel Calero (Sam, she/her) is a biracial Latinx public health consultant. Her work includes training and facilitation, technical assistance, policy analysis and development and organizational capacity building to address trauma, resiliency, racial and gender justice. She approaches her work with an intersectional, margins-to-center lens of relationship building and critical analysis for change. Sam is a member of Mijente and currently is completing her master's degree in health policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She lives in Roxbury with her daughter.


    Registration

    Select the Enroll Me button below to register for this webinar. If you have any trouble accessing the webinar, contact support@nephtc.org.

    Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.