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Online Modules View Example

1CHWs & Chronic
Conditions Overview

Community Health Worker Online includes topics on, the role of CHWs as a trusted member of the community, addressing barriers and cultural differences, the importance of chronic disease self-management and referring clients to self-management programs, communication skills and working with members of the community and health care team.

2High Blood Pressure & Hypertension

High Blood Pressure and Hypertension covers the facts about blood pressure, accurate blood pressure measurement, the importance of managing high blood pressure including understanding and taking medication as prescribed and how to help clients do self-measured blood pressure monitoring.

3Prediabetes

Prediabetes covers the early signs and risks of developing diabetes, the lifestyle changes that can lower this risk, and how to support and encourage clients to participate in diabetes prevention programs.

4Diabetes

Diabetes covers the facts and dangers of type two diabetes, daily management including checking glucose levels and how to support self-management and referring patients to self-management programs.

5Asthma

Asthma covers asthma facts, causes, diagnosis, monitoring asthma control, management including asthma medications, addressing environmental triggers, asthma action planning and supporting children with asthma at home and in school.

6Breast Cancer

Breast cancer covers what is breast cancer, data and facts, risks factors, signs and symptoms, screening and diagnosis, and how CHWs can support clients in screening and prevention.

7Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer covers what is cervical cancer, data and facts, risk factors, signs and symptoms, screening procedures and recommendations, and how CHWs can support clients in preventing cervical cancer and seeking proper screening.

8Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer covers what is colorectal cancer, data and facts, risk factors, signs and symptoms, recommended screening procedures and timelines, and how CHWs can support clients in preventing colorectal cancer and seeking proper screening.

9Cholesterol Basics

Cholesterol Basics covers what cholesterol is and its purpose in the body, the difference between cholesterol the body makes and dietary cholesterol, the definitions and healthy ranges of total cholesterol, HDLs, LDLs and triglycerides, myths and facts about cholesterol, what high cholesterol is, what causes it, and what its impact and burden are, estimating a client's ASCVD risk using an online risk calculator, how high cholesterol is diagnosed and treated, modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors of high cholesterol, lifestyle changes that can affect cholesterol levels, and skills for helping clients prevent high cholesterol, and supporting clients that have high cholesterol.

10Telehealth Basics for CHWs

Telehealth Basics for Community Health Workers covers:

  • What is Telehealth
  • Telehealth Modalities
  • Assessing Technology and Telehealth Readiness
  • CHWs: Roles and Implications for Telehealth
  • Community Health Worker Skills
  • Technology and Telehealth Activities

11Stroke Awareness and Prevention

Stroke Awareness and Prevention covers what a stroke is, its warning signs and symptoms, as well as the associated risk factors. The module emphasizes the importance of a healthy lifestyle to prevent strokes. It also covers the process of recovery and rehabilitation after a stroke. As a CHW, you'll discover how to support people living with stroke-related disabilities and prevent a second stroke.

12Introduction to Brain Health Basics

Introduction to Brain Health and Dementia examines the impact of dementia globally, nationally, and locally and the essential role CHWs have in dementia care. This course dives deeper into topics like the natural aging process of the brain, common cognitive changes associated with aging, strategies for improving brain health, defining dementia, common symptoms, four types of dementia, and dementia risk factors. Woven throughout are real-life stories from dementia clients and CHWs.

13Working with Clients Living with Dementia

Working with Clients Living with Dementia explains the hardships faced by people living with dementia and the role CHWs have in screening for dementia. This course dives deeper into topics like dementia screening tools, testing and diagnosis process, care services and referral resources, follow-up and continued care, and dementia-related supports and resources for CHWs. Woven throughout are real-life stories from dementia clients and CHWs.

$80

Individual Registration Fee


Provides access to 13 training modules and all resources.

(Individual fee waived for states and organizations that have a bulk purchase plan.)


Have inquiries about bulk pricing options or other questions?

Please contact chwtraining@mcd.org

Free COVID Training Modules Throughout the pandemic, we have been proud to support CHWs with free resources to combat the virus and support clients. Get free access to new and archived COVID-19 modules here.

Register for the FREE Community Health Worker COVID-19 training modules only


1COVID-19 Basics (Last updated April, 2022)

Overview of the COVID-19 Virus, high-risk groups, common testing and symptoms, helping clients manage stress and anxiety, reducing stigma related to COVID-19, and more.

Available in: English, Spanish, French, and Arabic

2COVID-19 Vaccine Basics (Last updated: September, 2021)

Overview of COVID-19 vaccines, vaccine hesitancy and effective communication around vaccines, benefits, safety, effectiveness of the vaccines, and more.

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3Coming Soon!
Beyond the Pandemic: What CHWs Need to Know

Since this online training program is web based, it can be used on any device that is capable of running a modern web browser and meeting the following prerequisites:



Screen Resolution of At Least 1024 x 768

Broadband Internet Connection
(DSL, Cable, T1, etc)

JavaScript and Cookies Must be Enabled

Modern Web Browser
(Edge, Chrome; including on Android 4.4 or later, Firefox, Safari; including on iOS 10 or later)