Community Health Worker (HEA3121) provides individuals the knowledge, tools, and resources to work in a variety of heath care settings under the supervision of licensed health professionals. Community Health Workers will also support community individuals to improve their personal health through churches and community groups.
Instructional topics include: leadership and coaching, case management, emotional literacy, communication and confidentiality, leadership, clinical signs and symptoms of chronic disease, risk factors and disease complications, vital signs and clinical skills proficiency, nutrition and cardiovascular disease, oral health and tobacco use, foot care, DASH diet, food safety, nutrition and cancer, community outreach, computer skills, physical activity and stress, community engagement and community health assessment processes. Home visiting safety, community resources, Formerly Incarcerated Transitions and COVID information are topics that are also included.
Students interested in Community Health Worker should have a general interest in community health and improving chronic disease in our region. Courses may be offered on Rocky Mount or Tarboro campuses. Current courses are offered virtually through Google Meets and the other portion is completed through online assignments.
This course meets the NC Standard Core Competency for training CHWs and meets the requirements for students who desire to be certified through North Carolina.
Written documentation of high school diploma, official transcript, or equivalency is required.