Center for Healthy Communities

Katherine L. Cauley, Ph.D., Director

Community Health Worker Curriculum

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Introduction to Community Health Advocacy

SYLLABUS Winter 2007
Class #1 Introduction and Orientation
Class #2 Purpose and Benefits of Community Health Advocates I
Class #3 Role of Community Health Advocate (CHA) Past and Present
Class #4 Basic Concepts of Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
Class #5 Barriers to Access/Use of Health Care
Class #6 Cultural Health Beliefs and Practices
Class #7 Community Resources I
Class #8 Community Resources II
Class #9 Communication
Class #10 Communicating to Groups
Class #11 Role Based Functioning and Practice Limitations
Class #12 Referrals and Links to Services
Class #13 Health Care Financing
Class #14 Legal Advocacy
Class #15 Documentation and Health Information Exchange (HIEx™)
Class #16 Broad Determinants of Health and Public Health
Class #17 Health Disparities
Class #18 Cultural Competency
Class #19 Safety Issues for Community Health Workers
Class #20 Referrals and Links to Services Class Assignment
Class #21 PRESENTATIONS

Classes #1-21 with Syllabus (one document)

Promoting Health/Preventing Heart Disease, Stroke, and Cancer

Class #1 Introduction to course and Basic Concepts of Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
Class #2 Overview of Heart Disease and Stroke
Class #3 High Blood Pressure
Class #4 Measurement of Blood Pressure
Class #5 High Blood Cholesterol
Class #6 Diabetes
Class #7 Heart Attack
Class #8 Stroke
Class #9 Heart Failure
Class #10 Atrial Fibrillation
Class #11 Cancer Overview, Breast and Cervical Cancer
Class #12 Colorectal, Skin, and Prostate Cancer
Class #13 Talking To Your Doctor
Class #14 Taking Medicine
Class #15 Healthy Eating & Weight Control
Class #16 Physical Activity
Class #17 Depression and Stress
Class #18 Tobacco Control