About This ModuleThis module is divided into three sections focusing on: Identify the desired impact of the Healthy Opportunities Pilot, including specific health, inequities experienced in NC that the program seeks to address; Identify key components of the HOP program and services; Describe who is eligible to receive and how community members get enrolled in HOP services; Identify roles of members of the HOP team; Describe roles CHWs can play in supporting community members eligible for HOP program; and Describe how CHW CBOs can enroll as an HSO to provide HOP services.
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 SeriesNC 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.
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
This course is part of the online NC AHEC Community Health Worker courses of recorded content.
By registering for this program, participants understand that their contact information may be shared with NC DHHS.
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.
- Identify the desired impact of the Healthy Opportunities Pilot, including specific health inequities experienced in NC that the program seeks to address
- Identify key components of the HOP program and services
- Describe who is eligible to receive and how community members get enrolled in HOP services
- Identify roles of members of the HOP team
- Describe roles CHWs can play in supporting community members eligible for HOP program
- Describe how CHW CBOs can enroll as an HSO to provide HOP services.
- Katie Barthlomew, MA, RN
NC AHEC CHW Specialty Training Program: Introduction to Healthy Opportunities Pilots for CHW's
11/6 9:55 AM–9:55 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.