NORTH STATE
COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER
TRAINING AND RESOURCE HUB

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OVERVIEW AND COURSES

The North State Community Health Worker Training and Resource Hub Program prepares CHWs to become fully equipped to effectively prevent, treat, and heal toxic stress in rural Northern California. The certificate courses developed by Talance, Inc provide an opportunity to strengthen professional skills in the following areas: core competency, chronic illness, and healthy lifestyles. The program is an opportunity to build a network of care across the community and region. Individuals participating in the CHW training courses will have access to attend monthly virtual Peer Meetings to share, ask questions, and make connections with other participants. 

CHW TRAINING COURSES

Core Competency

Advocacy Skills


2 Hours




Care Coordination and System Navigation


2-3 Hours




Communication Skills


3 Hours




Community Outreach and Engagement


3 Hours




Cultural Competency


2-3 Hours




Healthy Literacy: A Start


2-3 Hours




Introduction to The Newest Vital Sign


30 Min




Motivational Interviewing: Peer Support for Behavior Change


3 Hours




Navigating Health Insurance


2-3 Hours




Organizational Skills


3 Hours




Providing Social Support


3 Hours




What is a CHW? Roles and Boundaries


1 Hour




Teaching Skills






Chronic Illness

Diabetes and Prediabetes


2 Hours




Oral Health Disparities


2 Hours





Healthy Lifestyles

Behavioral Health Care


2 Hours




Depression and Anxiety: Help Others Cope


2 Hours




Promoting Healthy Lifestyles


3-4 Hours




Substance Use


3 Hours




Supporting Tobacco Cessation


2 Hours





LEARNING TRACKS 

LEARNING TRACK #1: CORE SKILLS

  • Learn essential skills for communicating with, and advocating for, people from a variety of backgrounds 

  • Obtain tools, such as health coaching and motivational interviewing, to help boost health literacy in your communities

  • Learn skills in navigating health insurance to guide and empower your patients to interact more confidently with insurance representatives and health care providers 

LEARNING TRACK #2: CHRONIC ILLNESS

  • Learn essential skills to help your patients navigate a path to diagnosis, treatment, and self-management of chronic conditions such as diabetes; hypertension; asthma and other lung conditions; HIV; and chronic substance use

LEARNING TRACK #3: HEALTHY LIVING

  • Learn essential skills to provide social support for your patients to help them get the treatment they need and to guide and support them in healthy eating, and regular exercise, and making use of available family-planning services 

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WHAT YOU GET WITH CHW TRAINING 

  • 24/7 access to registered courses

  • Convenient learning. Access courses on your schedule, from any desktop or mobile device

  • Certificate of completion. Download a personalized certificate when you successfully complete a course

WHO SHOULD ENROLL

COURSE FEES

  • ​Individual Courses: $175 each

  • Core Group (10 Courses): $1500 per registrant

Now Available: reduced rate for two or more individuals from the same agency registering at once 

  • Core Group (10 Courses): $1375 per registrant