Community Health Worker Training
RCCs Allied Health Department is committed to training individuals to deliver high-quality, culturally competent care and to achieving Oregon’s Triple Aim of better health, better care and lower costs in Oregon’s Integrated and Coordinated Health Care Delivery System. To that end, RCC has developed an 86-hour training, approved by the Oregon Health Authority, which will allow participants to be certified as a Community Health Worker in the state of Oregon.
Community health workers (CHWs) are frontline public health workers who have a close understanding of and connection to the community they serve. This trusting relationship enables CHW’s to serve as a link between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.
CHWs may offer interpretation and translation services, provide culturally appropriate health education and information, assist people in receiving the care they need, give informal counseling and guidance on health behaviors, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and may provide some direct services such as first aid and blood pressure screening. CHWs are effective at building bridges between underserved communities and the health services they need.
CHWs are usually employed by departments of public health, clinics, community care organizations, or nonprofit organizations. Course information will be delivered using a combination of in class and online instruction.
This 86-hour course is offered as a blended Web class. Class will be delivered both in class and via the Web each week. In class sessions are offered on weekends and evenings to better serve participants who are currently working in the field.
Participants must be present for ALL in class sessions.
The next training is planned for Fall Term 2014.
For additional information please call Theresa Leonardo at 1-541-245-7841.
This project was funded $3,000,000 (100% of its total cost) from a grant awarded under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. Rogue Community College is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services, alternate form and language services are available to individuals with disabilities and limited English proficiency free of cost upon request.