Curriculum

The topics covered in the DSHS-approved curriculum include:

  • Overview and history of the CHW movement
  • Confidentiality compliance
  • Values clarification
  • Personal Boundaries/Limitations
  • Effective communication
  • Health literacy
  • Cultural competency
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Counseling
  • Goal setting
  • Conflict resolution
  • Effective writing skills
  • Insurance 101
  • Service coordination skills
  • Networking
  • Organizational skills
  • Data collection
  • Leadership
  • Coalition building
  • Advocacy
  • Developing lesson plans
  • Principles of adult learning
  • Audio visual preparation
  • Behavior change
  • Major systems of the human body
  • aBasic health topics