MCD Inc.

Programs

Community Health Workers (Online Trainings)

MCD Public Health has created an online Community Health Workers and Chronic Conditions Training Program. This training is intended for community health workers and other individuals who assist clients in the prevention, management and self-management of chronic conditions and complements CHW core competency training by providing CHWs with added education, skill building and access to resources.


This program consists of interactive training modules and resources on the following topics:

  • CHWs & Chronic Conditions Overview
  • High Blood Pressure/Prehypertension & Hypertension (new updates coming with the release of the New 2017 Hypertension Guidelines)
  • Prediabetes
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma

For more information, including cost, visit chwtraining.mcdph.org. Bulk pricing options are also available.


En Español – chwtraining.mcdph.org/esp


What CHWs are saying about the online training:

"What I like most about this training module is the breakdown of a CHW’s role in the health care system, understanding that a CHW is a bridge between patients and the community, and becoming more knowledgeable of different resources that can be offered."


"I really liked the interactive questions, pictures, and videos. They made the module easier to follow and understand. It really explained what our role is with a patient/client with a chronic condition."


"The data given throughout the module about prediabetes gave me a better understanding of how many people are at risk in the United States."


"Definitely liked how this module showed examples of open-ended questions and the right way to ask a question without implying/answering the question myself before the client has a chance to tell me in their own words."


"I like that it gave us a personal outlook on things that go on in real life situations. It showed ways to include family members."


"I found the training to be helpful and have learned some new approaches to engage my clients that suffer from chronic health issues."


From 2013 to 2017, MCD Public Health, in collaboration with the Maine Migrant Health Program, worked to develop training systems, a certification mechanism, awareness of, and support for community health workers in Maine. Both agencies have a history of training and employing Community Health Workers. Some elements of the collaboration were funded through a contract with the State of Maine. The State of Maine activities are documented on the Maine.gov website.


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Region Served: Online training


Focus Areas: Community Health Workers and chronic conditions (high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma)


Tools: training


Funders: Various state public health departments, private donations, and when possible, net revenue from fee-for-service clients


Partners: Various state public health departments


Contact: Kelsey Schwarz - kschwarz@mcd.org, 207-622-7566 x242


Address: 11 Parkwood Dr. Augusta ME 04330


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