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NC Community Health Worker Standardized Core Competency Training (NC CHW SCCT)

The North Carolina Community Health Worker Standardized Core Competency Training (NC CHW SCCT) was developed by Jennifer Norville and Erica Hall, CHWs and Master Trainers, and is based on findings from the NC CHW Stakeholders' Recommendations. This training is offered exclusively at several community colleges in North Carolina and covers nine competencies that develop and enhance the knowledge and skills of CHWs in North Carolina.

Community Health Worker Core Competencies

Communication: Be an effective listener to learn about client’s experiences and needs; Communicate effectively during conflict or stressful situations; Be well versed in group communication skills to provide health education and community advocacy to groups served.

Interpersonal: Work with diverse groups of people and develop relationships with clients, community members, supervisors, nurses, social workers, and policy makers to improve the lives of their communities and meet the needs of others.

Service: Coordinate the care of their clients; Create plans to follow for improving health for their client or community that will require the coordination of services.

Capacity Building: Support their clients and communities through building new skills and promoting confidence in their own health, such as building upon communication skills, reducing of risk behaviors, community organization, and advocation skills.

Advocacy: Advocate for their clients and communities among agencies, service providers, and support changes to public policies; Speak up to create change that would improve the health and well being of their clients and communities.

Education: Educate their clients and communities on how to prevent and manage health conditions, provide support in developing healthy behaviors, and advocate for social change.

Outreach: Provide outreach to individuals and communities about services that are available and encourage enrollment of those services.

Knowledge: Know and recognize social determinants of health and health topics that impact their clients and communities, to be able to give support and provide information on these topics.

Personal: Have personal skills to be more effective in promoting and advocating for their clients and communities.

CHW Specialty Training

North Carolina Area Health Education Training

Locations and Dates for the NC CHW SCCT

Click a location below to view upcoming courses and links for more information and registration.

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Upcoming courses:
January 26 - May 18, 2023
Spanish & English: January 18 - May 10, 2023

For more information and registration:
https://abtech.edu/coned-registration

Beaufort County Community College

Upcoming courses:
January 23 - April 24, 2023

For more information and registration:
https://www.beaufortccc.edu/student-records/schedules

Catawba Valley Community College

Upcoming courses:
January 18 - May 3, 2023

For more information and registration:
https://www.cvcc.edu/CCE/Health_Services/Community-Health-Worker.cfm

Central Piedmont Community College

Upcoming courses:
January 11 - May 3, 2023

For more information and registration:
https://www.cpcc.edu/programs/healthcare-continuing-education

College of the Albermarle

Upcoming courses:
January 24 - May 23, 2023

For more information and registration:
https://www.albemarle.edu/apply-register/noncredit-students/workforce-development-career-readiness/class-schedules/

Durham Technical Community College

Upcoming courses:
January 17 - May 3, 2023
January 23 - May 10, 2023

For more information and registration:
https://www.durhamtech.edu/continuing-education/community-health-worker-continuing-education-program

Edgecombe Community College

Upcoming courses:
January 9 - Mar 28, 2023

For more information and registration:
https://www.edgecombe.edu/continuing-education/health-occupations/community-health-worker/#overview

Robeson Community College

Upcoming courses:
January 2 - May 8, 2023

For more information and registration:
https://www.robeson.edu/healtho/, then click/tap "Click to Register."

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PO Box 576 Newton, NC 28658
704-659-6947
info@ncchwa.org
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