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Community Health Worker Continuing Education Course

Poverty and Related Social Determinants of Health

More and more studies are focusing on the relationship between key demographics and quality of health. Areas such as race, ethnicity, income, education and experience with trauma are statistically shown to have an impact on access to and effective utilization of healthcare. That’s why, as a Community Health Worker (CHW), it’s important to focus on these elements as a way of improving community health in the areas that need it most.

Our expert-led online course is designed for certified Community Health Workers and will help you in your critical work with low-income populations. In this course, you will investigate the multiple links between poverty, race, ethnicity and trauma with healthcare. You will also look at evidence-based approaches that you can implement as a CHW to improve health equity for disadvantaged and low-income populations.

By investigating real-world examples and case studies, you will gain actionable skills that you can immediately employ in your work. Since this course is led by our expert instructor, you can be sure that you navigate these materials in a thoughtful way to have a real impact.

Oregon State University's Community Health Worker program is proud to be an approved provider of continuing education for the Oregon Health Authority to train traditional health workers.

What you'll learn:
  • Explain the relationship between social class and health.
  • Identify the multiple ways social class, race and/or ethnicity combine to amplify health disparities for families of color.
  • Discuss how trauma-informed care can enhance the Community Health Worker's ability to empower individuals and families who have experienced trauma.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how research informs and supports public health practices that increase health equity.
  • Discuss how social programs affect the health and well-being of low-income families.
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    Length Four weeks Plan for 3-8 hours of work per week
    Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
    Cost $0
    From Independent
    Instructor Ann Custer, MPH, OTR, CHES
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    Language English
    Subjects Personal Development
    Tags Health and Public Health

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