New Online Course from Gives Community Health Workers Another Convenient, Affordable Option To Gain Core Skills

WOBURN, MA, August 7, 2013 – Community Health Workers (CHWs) now have another option to add to their training arsenal., a leader in online training, is now offering a new course, Community Health Worker Core Skills, which begins Sept. 16 and is now open for registration. Cost is $699 for the 6-week course.

“We are very excited about this new course,” says Monique Cuvelier, president of “Based on a curriculum developed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and facilitated by Master Trainer Marilyn Gardner, the course covers organizational skills, documentation skills, health disparities, social determinants of health, assessment skills and service coordination skills.”

The course is designed to prepare individuals in community-oriented health and social service fields. It is an interactive, facilitated course that covers the essential knowledge CHWs need to offer community members healthcare options, build patient-physician relationships, provide patients with health education and counseling, and monitor the health and adherence to care of community members.

Good to Great: 3 Reasons Why Training Helps CHWs

Insurance decisions, health literacy, patient education, access to care: there are so many reasons why community health workers (CHWs) are desperately needed in the healthcare system. Their role is likely to continue growing, given budget cuts in health services and rising healthcare costs. The key to building a staff of CHW that is as skilled and useful as possible is training.

As a leading online learning organization, is committed to making convenient and flexible online training available for community health workers. But how will your organization really benefit?

1.    Better Client Outcomes

A community health worker who has been trained to navigate the healthcare system and has basic organization and assessment skills will be better able to handle the needs of the patients in your community. Those patients’ needs can addressed more quickly and feel confident that they have an expert looking over them.

2.    More Efficient Office