NC AHEC CHW Specialty Training Program: Well Child Care & Immunization

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NC AHEC CHW Specialty Training Program: Well Child Care & Immunization


Register now for this online self-guided course.

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 sections - overview of well child care, overview of childhood immunizations and role of CHWs in supporting well child care & immunizations.

Approximate time to complete the course: 90 minutes

Learner content includes: Video, corresponding course handout, exercises and a brief post test.

Participants haveunlimited 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.

Click here to see all the current CHW online courses. Check back later for more options!

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 Carolina Central University
Northwest AHEC
Piedmont AHEC
Saint Augustine's University
South Piedmont AHEC
Southern Regional AHEC
UNC Pembroke

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By registering for this program,
participants understand that their contact information may be shared with NC DHHS.

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


Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Define Well Child Care
  • List the benefits of Well Child Care
  • List the key components of infant, early childhood, and middle childhood development
  • Recognize the recommended visit schedule and key preventive screenings and oral health interventions for infants, early childhood, and middle childhood
  • Define vaccine-preventable disease and immunization
  • List the risks of key vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines that prevent them – recommended for infant, early childhood and middle childhood
  • Discuss common questions about vaccines (e.g., Safe? Risks and Benefits? Link to Autism Side Effects? Etc.)
  • Define vaccine hesitancy and key contributing factors, including systemic racism
  • Describe the prevalence, inequities and impact of childhood poverty and "Adverse Childhood Experiences" on health and wellness of children and families
  • Discuss the important role SDOH screening and resource linkage plays in supporting health and wellness of children and families
  • Identify accurate and culturally responsive sources of information about Well Child Care & immunizations
  • Discuss strategies for supporting families in preparing for Well Child Care visits
  • Discuss strategies for supporting families in making decisions about immunizations


NC AHEC CHW Specialty Training Program: Well Child Care & Immunization

6/7 12:00 PM – 12:00 PM


.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 1.5 Contact Hours.


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