Community Health Worker In-Person Training Spring 2018

Community Health Worker In-Person Training Spring 2018

April 6, 13, 20, 27

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Idaho State University – Meridian Campus

Idaho State University, in collaboration with the Idaho Statewide Healthcare Innovation Plan (SHIP) project, is offering an in-person training for Treasure Valley Idaho residents interested in becoming community health workers. This opportunity is also open to students who are currently enrolled in a college or university. The community health worker serves as a bridge between the community and health care, governmental, and social service systems. This training will occur over four consecutive Fridays from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at ISU – Meridian.

Community Health Worker Training Core Competencies Course Begins ISU-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian, ID 83642 April 6, 2018

There is no cost for Idaho residents to participate in the course but interested individuals must gain approval to take the training through Idaho Health and Welfare’s SHIP program. Students and their employers must agree to submit information to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare after course completion.

Student Application     Employer/Community Sponsoring Agency Application   Enrollment

* Students currently enrolled in a college or university will not need to complete an employer/community sponsoring agency application.

 

INSTRUCTORS:

Josh Campbell is the Operations Director at Genesis Community Health in Garden City, Idaho.
He is passionate about community health workers and their unique ability to walk with individuals and communities toward healing. Josh has developed programs for, and trained, community health workers from Idaho to rural areas in the Philippines, mostly in faith-based settings. Additionally, he holds an MPH degree from ISU and wrote his master’s thesis on best practices for CHW programs.

Luis Lagos is the Community Outreach Program Manager for Family Medicine Residency of Idaho. He was born in Honduras, Central America and holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. He has been a Community Health Worker/Promotor for over 12 years and has extensive experience working with the CHW/Promotors model. At the University of California in Los Angeles – Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program, Luis was responsible for planning, organizing and facilitating trainings to workers from diverse backgrounds including farmworkers about health and safety, and heat illness prevention.

Students who successfully complete the training will receive a certificate of completion. Continuing education credits are available for a small additional cost. Academic credit is not available to college or university students.

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