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Spring 2018 Community Health Worker Training Flyer
2018 Community Health Worker Survey Summary and Highlights
Welcome to the Nebraska Health Navigation Training Resource site. The site is designed to provide information on health navigation courses and resources.
There is a need in Nebraska to build a comprehensive and interconnected healthcare navigation system that works together with community partners and clients in order to provide services and appropriate referrals.
As roles evolve there is a need to do training and skills development. In Nebraska, there are programs available that can provide enhanced skills, build upon core competencies and basic health education. Below are the programs that are currently available:
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Health Navigator/Community Health Worker Training
This is an online course provided FREE of charge. The course is highly interactive, involving online case studies, resources and participant discussion. Weekly sessions devised to fit within your own schedule. Expect to spend 2-3 hours per week during the course of the online workshop, including any assignments. There is a required, 1-day face-to-face training, prior to starting the online course. The course will then take approximately 10 weeks. There is a required 2-day, face-to-face skill building workshop. The course will conclude as the participant gains practical experience through a Community Health Worker Capstone Project. A certificate of course completion will be awarded.
In addition to the DHHS training opportunity above, there are other CHW training options, including a CHW e-learning module in English and Spanish
available free from the American Cancer Society, see the CHW
eLearning Flyer Eng-Sp for more information.
Another opportunity for online training of promotores (another common
name for community health workers working with Spanish-speaking
populations) is available through the Think Cultural Health
website from the US Department of Health and Human Services. Click
here to visit the Spanish language site.