The Northern ACEs Collaborative, a project of the Population Health Innovation Lab, is excited to offer Community Health Worker (CHW) training through online, self-paced courses to enhance your skills and knowledge.

CHW Training Online and Self-Paced


Who Should Enroll?

  • Individuals or teams who are interested in becoming a community health worker, and

  • Individuals or teams who want standardized training in community health worker core skills, healthy living, and/or chronic illness

Community Health Workers (CHW) are frontline health workers and trusted leaders who have a unique understanding of the needs of the communities they serve. CHWs serve as an intermediary between health service, social services, and community members. On behalf of community residents, they advocate for change, build knowledge and self-sufficiency, and increase access to quality and culturally competent services.

The Northern ACEs Collaborative, a project of the Population Health Innovation Lab, is excited to offer CHW training through online, self-paced courses in three learning branches: core skills, healthy living, and chronic illness.

Individual courses start at $100. Discounts available for multiple registrants from the same organization. People from all levels of experience are encouraged to sign up!

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What Is Included?

  • 24/7 access to your online courses

  • Convenient learning pace: access courses on your schedule, from any desktop or mobile device

  • Certificate of completion: download a personalized certificate when you successfully complete a course

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The Core Skills Bundle (12 unique courses) is a popular selection that provides a foundation for the essential knowledge and skills needed to become a CHW. Individual courses may also be selected from any of the learning branches in core skills, healthy living, and chronic illness.

Core Community Health Worker Skills Bundle

12 Courses Included:

  • Advocacy Skills

  • Care Coordination and System Navigation

  • Communication Skills

  • Community Outreach and Engagement

  • Cultural Competency

  • Health Literacy: A Start

  • Introduction to the Newest Vital Sign

  • Navigating Health Insurance

  • Promoting Healthy Lifestyles

  • Providing Social Support

  • Teaching Skills

  • What is a CHW? Roles and Boundaries


  • Core Skills Bundle (12 courses): $1,100 per registrant

  • Individual Courses: $100 each


Discount available for two or more individuals from the same agency who enroll at the same time for the Core Skills Bundle only (12 courses): $1,000 per registrant, a $200 savings!

No discounts available for individual courses.

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The certificate courses were developed by Talance, Inc. Talance, Inc is a Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) Continuing Education Provider. Talance is an approved licensed Continuing Education Provider in the State of California. Talance has been recognized as a provider of continuing education courses to assist California Registered Nurses in their ongoing professional development. Learn more about obtaining a certificate of completion.