Other CHW Training Opportunities FAQs
A growing number of states require state-level certification for community health workers. Continuing education is often a requirement for maintaining state certification, so this is required in some states. If you are unsure of the status in your state, check with the state agency responsible for CHW certification or activity.
*Currently Iowa does not require state certification or continuing education.
Yes! We feel CHW training is very important to increase knowledge and skills. The Iowa Chronic Care Consortium, with other partners, has developed several additional training modules that are available to CHWs and front-line workers at no cost.
Oral Health Education for Community Health Workers
Providing culturally appropriate health education and information is one of the most important roles for community health workers. Because of their ability to rapidly establish a trusting relationship, CHWs are looked to for guidance and information in many areas, and can impart important, health related information in a way that is readily received and accepted.
This oral health training is offered as one way the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium (ICCC) is working to build CHWs’ knowledge base on specific health issues, topics and conditions. Gaining additional, health-specific knowledge adds another tool to the CHW toolbox that builds capacity and effectiveness in reaching the client population.
This self-paced training is offered to CHWs interested in building their knowledge base and impact at no cost. Gaining a basic understanding of oral health can help with public health messaging, early identification of potential issues, and facilitating access to oral health services for those served by the CHW.
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CHW Coffee Break Training Series
Public Health Leadership Training Series
Additional training opportunities for CHWs are on this website, and still more are in development. Check back periodically to find additional opportunities.