NC AHEC, as an anchor partner in the NC CHW Initiative, is committed to ensuring that Community Health Workers have access to ongoing training and professional development resources. As a vital workforce for advancing health equity, it is important that CHWs are able to deepen their knowledge and sharpen their skills for providing all North Carolinians with the opportunity for health and wellness. Through funding provided by the NC DHHS Department of Health Benefits (Medicaid), NC AHEC has worked with other key stakeholders, including CHWs and CHW supervisors, to develop standards for CHW Specialty training, identify key training topics, and develop a series of online modules specifically geared towards preparing CHWs to partner with primary care practices as part of the new Medicaid Managed Care network.
Each module provides continuing education credit recognized by the NC CHW Association for the purposes of maintaining certification. Some modules stand alone in terms of the topic covered while others can be combined to deepen CHW knowledge and skills on a particular topic. Each module has been co-developed with CHWs to ensure the focus of learning and style of education reflects CHW culture and real-life scenarios. This module is divided into three sections focusing on an overview of NC Medicaid and Medicaid Managed Care, the role of CHWs in Medicaid Managed Care, and the role of CHWs in client advocacy.
Partners on the CHW Specialty Training Work Group:
Avery Health Education and Consulting, LLC
Carolina Community Tracing Collaborative
Central Piedmont Community College
CommUnity Healing through Activism and Strategic Mobilization (CHASM) Institute
Durham Tech Community College
NC Community Health Center Association
NC CHW Association
NC DHHS Office of Rural Health
North Central Carolina University
Saint Augustine's University
Southern Regional AHEC
Approximate time to complete the course: 90 minutes
Learner content includes: Video, corresponding course handout, exercises and a brief post test
Participants have unlimited time to complete this course and access course materials.
This course is part of the online NC AHEC Community Health Worker courses of recorded content.
In Collaboration with
Community health workers, lay health workers, outreach workers, and other frontline public health workers improving the health of their communities, and the supervisors, colleagues and allies of the CHW workforce.
Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
- Explain key concepts and basic terms such as sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression
- Demonstrate increased familiarity of issues, health disparities and barriers facing members of the LGBT community
- Describe the ways in which discrimination and oppression can impact the overall health and mental health of LGBT individuals
- Demonstrate ways to provide more sensitive, affirmative, and culturally relevant and effective care to LGBT community members
- Identify resources available to support LGBT community members
- Avery Cook, MSW, LCSW
NC AHEC CHW Specialty Training Program: Working with Special Populations: LGBTQ
12/10 9:00 AM–9:00 AM
The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire online continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.20 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.
1.500 Contact Hours
MAHEC designates this online continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 1.50 Contact Hours.