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. These pieces of training on the topic of chronic diseases address vital health knowledge for the community health worker needed to work with clients in the community and medical setting. In this training on diabetes, we will address the disease process, community impact, treatment, and the role of the CHW in supporting clients with this diagnosis.
Approximate time to complete the course: 2.50 hours
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.
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
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
- Define prediabetes and diabetes
- Identify the prevalence and risk factors of prediabetes and diabetes
- Recognize inequities and impact of prediabetes and diabetes
- Recognize key clinical values important for people living with prediabetes or diabetes to know
- Explain the most common interventions: healthy diet, physical activity, stress reduction, and sleep habits
- Explain how CHW can support a person with diabetes including recognizing the need for urgent/emergent care
- Evan Richardson, RN, CNM, MSN
- Stephanie Stewart, MPH
- Rosario Villarreal Redondo, CHW
NC AHEC CHW Specialty Training Program: Chronic Disease - Prediabetes and Diabetes
6/26 12:00 PM–12:00 PM
The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire online continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.30 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.
2.500 Contact Hours
MAHEC designates this online continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 2.50 Contact Hours.