NC AHEC CHW Specialty Training Program: Chronic Disease Prevention and Intervention

Available through Dec 10, 2026 Open Public Health

NC AHEC CHW Specialty Training Program: Chronic Disease Prevention and Intervention


Register now for this online self-guided course.

About This Training

In this training on chronic disease, we will address prevention, intervention and medication management as well as the role of the CHW in supporting clients. These issues are vitally important to client safety and are directly related to individual and community outcomes.

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.

About This Series

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 Division 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.

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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
Mountain AHEC
NC Community Health Center Association
NC CHW Association
NC DHHS Office of Rural Health
North Central Carolina University
NorthWest AHEC
Piedmont AHEC
Saint Augustine's University
South Piedmont
Southern Regional AHEC
UNC Pembroke

This course is part of the online NC AHEC Community Health Worker courses of recorded content.

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Target Audience

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


  • Explain the impact of Social Determinants of Health and the Life Course model on rates of chronic disease in specific populations
  • Discuss protective factors in chronic disease prevention and intervention (e.g. healthy diet, physical activity, stress reduction, and medication management)
  • Recognize the signs of metabolic syndrome
  • Demonstrate through case scenarios knowledge of the role that the CHW plays in preventing and reversing chronic disease


  • Evan Richardson, RN, CNM, MSN
  • Stephanie Stewart, MPH
  • D. Dow Stick, MSN, APRN, NP-C
  • Rosario Villarreal Redondo, CHW


NC AHEC CHW Specialty Training Program: Chronic Disease Prevention and Intervention

12/10 9:55 AM – 9:55 AM


.200 CEU

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.


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