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Community Health Worker Training

CHW training specifically designed to implement the PCHI℠ Model.

  • Ended
  • 3,000 US dollars
  • Location 1

Service Description

The PCHI CHW Training Program is not a cookie-cutter CHW program. Our niche is CHW training specifically designed to implement the PCHI℠ Model. Program. Students must be affiliated with a Pathways Community HUB or Pathways Agency in the PCHI℠ Model Certification process. Competencies parallel community health worker/care coordinator standards required as part of achieving and maintaining PCHI℠ Model Certification and align with The Community Health Worker Core Consensus (C3) Project https://www.c3project.org/resources . The standard competency areas include: PCHI℠ Model (20 hours) - 21 Pathways, Demographic, Visit and Progress Forms, and research-based Learning Modules  CHW Profession, History & Roles (2 hours) Communication and Interpersonal Skills (8 hours) Relationship-Building and Teaching (10 hours) Outreach, Service Coordination, and Navigation Skills (6 hours) Capacity-Building and Advocacy (4 hours) Professional Skills and Conduct (12 hours) Knowledge Base (18 hours) in Health and Social Service The 80-hour virtual class can be completed virtually through the Blackboard-PCHI learning platform, in person, or in a hybrid format. It is accompanied by an 80-hour community-based practice at a Care Coordination Agency (CCA). Our experienced instructional team teaches essential care coordination skills within the context of the Pathways Community HUB Institute℠ Model, using the updated 21 Pathways and newest Visit and Progress forms. PCHI uses true-to-life case studies and exclusive disease education, both in video format, that challenges trainees to develop problem-solving skills related to care coordination. Students also complete an 80-hour practicum that can be completed on-the-job working for care coordination agency affiliated with a Pathways Community HUB. PCHI CHW graduates are more than ready to engage their participants and efficiently coordinate their health and social care using the PCHI℠ Model. The live, virtual, or hybrid program involves two components that typically occurs simultaneously: Foundational Skills and Roles for the Community Health Worker (80 hours) addresses CHW core competencies in health, community resources, care coordination, advocacy, health education, lifespan development, and basic CHW skills. CHW Practicum (community-based practical experience) includes 80 hours of care coordination experience under the guidance of a PCHI instructor and direct program supervisor at a PCH agency.


Contact Details

  • Location 1

    419-740-0510

    elliek@pchi-hub.com