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CHW 101: Community Health Worker Fundamentals (3 credits)

Course Description

Identifies the roles that Community Health Workers play in Hawaii and the broader public health system and introduces the attitudes, skills and knowledge of the profession. (3 hours lecture)

Pre-Requisite(s): Placement into ENG 100X.

Co-Requisite(s): N/A

Recommended Preparation: N/A


Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • The CHW field, its significance to public health efforts and current and future trends
  • CHW practice settings, roles, and scope of practice and how the CHW profession fits within the field of public health and the delivery of health services
  • Advocacy and individual and community capacity building in relationship to the CHW role
  • The Ecological Systems Model, Strengths Perspective and Patient-Centered Care as they apply to CHW practice
  • Critical CHW qualities and congruence with self
  • Ethical dilemmas common to the CHW field and processes for resolution
  • The practice of cultural humility and its importance in effectively engaging diverse populations

For transfer information within the UH system, visit the System Transfer page


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