Remote Community Health Worker Certificate Program

Remote Community Health Worker Certificate Program

In this certificate program, students learn how community partnerships that deploy community-based care givers such as paramedics and community health workers, can positively impact the overall health and chronic disease management of individual citizens. It is known that drivers of individual and population health are social, economic, environmental, and behavioral. As these factors are largely determined by where people live, work, and play—communities nationwide are testing new partner strategies and interventions to address the social determinants of health and disease management. The focus of this certificate program is to examine the role of community health workers and paramedics serving as front-line public health workers and to discuss how telehealth technologies could be leveraged to improve access to care. This course consists of four educational modules:

  • The Case for Community Partnerships
  • Community Health Work and Paramedicine
  • Core Competencies for Community Health Worker
  • Role of Telehealth in Community

Suggested Audience: This series is intended for all stakeholders of telehealth from those in need of healthcare, to those who participate at any level in the delivery of healthcare.

GPT has no proprietary interest in any product, instrument, device, service, or material discussed during this program.

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If you have any questions regarding this course, please contact hthtech@hometownhealthonline.com.

Learning Objective

Upon completion of this training, you should be able to:

  • Describe why effective and sustainable hospital-community partnerships, that leverage all healthcare resources, are critical to meet the challenges faced by both urban and rural communities.
  • Describe the various community stakeholders who impact the delivery of healthcare.
  • Identify why community-based organizations are important health system stakeholders as they provide numerous, often highly valued programs and services to the members of their community.
  • Define the role of a Community Health Worker.
  • Describe how a Community Health Worker serves as a liaison between health & social services and the community.
  • Define Community Paramedicine and the positive impact that implementation would have upon a community.
  • Describe community & first responder benefits from implementing a Paramedicine Program.
  • Describe the following Core Competencies of a Community Health Worker: Outreach Methods & Strategies, Individual & Community Assessment, Effective Communication, Documentation, Educational Skills, Care Coordination, Public Health Concepts, Advocacy, Mediation, Professionalism.
  • Define telehealth and diverse applications.
  • Define telehealth benefits and challenges.
  • Explain why community-based telehealth makes sense. Describe basic Telehealth Core Competencies.

Learning Outcomes Standard: Based on Best Practices of the National School of Applied Telehealth, Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers & American Telemedicine Association.

Learning Outcome Conditions: As an IACET Authorized Provider, HomeTown Health, LLC offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. HomeTown Health, LLC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.4 CEU for this program.  A full list of approved IACET organizations can be found on www.hthu.net.In order to receive 0.4 CEU credit/ 4 credit hour for this course, you must:

  • Complete all modules in their entirety.
  • Complete course within 50 days.
  • Pass all assessments with a 80% or better.
  • Complete Online Course Evaluation.

Handouts provided in the Digital Library. Definitions for course terms are included in the HTHU GLOSSARY. 

Minimum technological requirements: click Online Course Tech Requirements

Course Details
  • Max Subscription Days:
    50 Days
  • CEU:
    0.4
  • Code:
    NSATRCHW
  • Price:
    US $ 72.00
    by AuthorizeNet