Courses & Programs

Essential Health Topics for CHWs

COURSE CODE: HTH 201

CREDITS: 2

PREREQUISITES: Prerequisite or Corequisite: HTH 104 Core Competencies for the CHW with a grade of C or better

This course provides students with an understanding of common mental and behavioral health issues and chronic diseases that they are likely to encounter as Community Health Workers (CHWs). Students will learn about the often complex health and social conditions of people they may work with through the use of case studies, interactive exercises, and group discussion. The role of CHWs in prevention, treatment and care will also be examined. Topics covered will include mental/behavioral health, violence, substance abuse, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, weight management, asthma, and assessing the home environment. Staying positive and preventing vicarious trauma will also be explored. This course is typically taken in the second semester of the Community Health Worker Certificate. Prerequisite or Corequisite: HTH 104 Core Competencies for the CHW with a grade of C or better