Training

We provide standardized training that is delivered through the community college system, along with other specialty trainings throughout the year.

NCCHWA 2023-35

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.

Find a NC CHW Standardized Core Competency Training (SCCT) Near You

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

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Beaufort County Community College

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Blue Ridge Community College

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Catawba Valley Community College

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Central Piedmont Community College

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College of the Albermarle

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Durham Technical Community College

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Edgecombe Community College

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Forsyth Community College

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Robeson Community College

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CHW Core Competencies

Group 2030

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.

Group 2031

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.

Group 2032

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.

Group 2033

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.

Group 2034

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.

Group 2035

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.

Group 2038

Outreach

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

Group 2037

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.

Group 2036

Personal

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