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Community Health Worker
Course Code
CMHW 1001  Credits 2.00 Lec View Details
Title The Community Health Worker Role: Advocacy and Outreach 
Description This course focuses on the role of the community health worker's personal safety, self-care, personal wellness, and the promotion of health and/or disease prevention of clients. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.



Course Code
CMHW 1016  Credits 1.00 Lec View Details
Title Organizations and Resources: Community and Personal Strategies 
Description This course focuses on the Community Health Worker's knowledge of the community and the ability to prioritize and organize work. Emphasis is on the use and critical analysis of resources and on problem solving. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

Co-requisites

CMHW 1001.

 


Course Code
CMHW 1025  Credits 2.00 Lec View Details
Title Community Health Worker's Role in Teaching and Capacity-Building 
Description This course focuses on the community health worker's role in teaching and increasing capacity of the community and of the client. Emphasis is on establishing healthy lifestyles and clients developing agreements to take responsibility for achieving their health goals. You will learn and practice methods for planning, developing and implementing plans with clients to promote wellness. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052 and ESOL 0033 or equivalent.

Co-requisites

CMHW 1001

 


Course Code
CMHW 1035  Credits 1.00 Lec View Details
Title The Community Health Worker: Legal and Ethical Responsibilities 
Description This course focuses on the legal and ethical dimensions of the community health worker's role. You will study the boundaries of the community health worker position, agency policies, confidentiality, liability, mandatory reporting, and cultural issues that can influence legal and ethical responsibilities. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052 and ESOL 0033 or equivalent.

Co-requisites

CMHW 1001.

 


Course Code
CMHW 1045  Credits 1.00 Lec View Details
Title Community Health Worker: Coordination, Documentation and Reporting 
Description This course focuses on the importance and ability of the community health worker to gather, document, and report on client visits and other activities. The emphasis is on appropriate, accurate, and clear documentation with consideration of legal and agency requirements. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052 and ESOL 0033 or equivalent.

Co-requisites

CMHW 1001.

 


Course Code
CMHW 1055  Credits 2.00 Lec View Details
Title Communications Skills and Cultural Competence 
Description This course provides the content and skills in communication to assist community health workers in effectively interacting with a variety of clients, their families, and a range of health care providers. You will learn about communicating verbally and non-verbally, listening and interviewing, networking, building trust, and working in teams. You will practice communication skills in the context of culture and any implications that can affect client communication. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052 and ESOL 0033 or equivalent.

Co-requisites

CMHW 1001.

 


Course Code
CMHW 1065  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Health Promotion Competencies 
Description This course provides basic concepts regarding healthy lifestyles, and specific information about heart disease and stroke, diabetes, cancer, oral health, mental health, and maternal/child/teen health necessary for the Community Health Worker to foster holistic health practices and implement prescribed plans of care with clients. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052 and ESOL 0033 or equivalent.

Co-requisites

CMHW 1001

 


Course Code
CMHW 1100  Credits 2.00 Int./Prac. View Details
Title Community Health Worker Internship 
Description The 80-hour internship course provides you the opportunity to prepare for independent work as a Community Health Worker. You will work in a role promoting the health and well-being of individuals through an agency experience. This course requires instructor permission to register. A clear background check must be on file before start of Internship on-site hours. Must be taken Pass/Fail. 
Prerequisites  

Instructor permission is required and completion or concurrent enrollment in CMHW 1001, CMHW 1016, CMHW 1025, CMHW 1035, CMHW 1045, CMHW 1055 and CMHW 1065. Please contact the instructor.