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Earned Income Tax & Financial Resources

$50

with Margaret Twum

Calendar Feb 17, 2023 at 10 am

This workshop seeks to provide education on the available financial support for low to moderate income workers and families. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps low to moderate income workers and families to get a tax break.

If you qualify, you can use the credit to reduce the taxes you owe and maybe increase your refund to help support the family.

In this workshop Community Health Workers will learn:

  • What the EITC is
  • Who is eligible for the EITC
  • How to apply for the EITC
  • Other FAQs 

 

This course is a Community Health Worker Professional Development course! CHWs need 30 hours of PDs every 3 years. Don't forget to get your PD hours! 

Community Interpreter Training Winter 2023

$650

with Jose Camache

Calendar Feb 18, 2023 at 9 am, runs for 10 weeks

WELCOME!

Health Education Center’s Community Interpreter Training is International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) approved.

Our full 40-hour course will be online-interactive on Saturdays beginning February 18 through April 22, 2023, 9am-1pm followed by a required clinical. 

Course Description: 

Our Community Interpreter Training establishes the foundation for all community interpreters by providing specialized training in community service interpretation.

In addition to expertise in the code of ethics and the modes and techniques of community interpreting, an interpreter must understand cultural systematics that make communication skills pertinent in healthier & safer lifestyles. 

The course entails 40-hours of highly interactive practice sessions and role-plays. Each course accommodates up to 15 participants and on average requires 8 hours of homework. 

Some of the core components include:

  • The profession of a Community Interpreting;
  • Identifying the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice;
  • Legal Foundations of Community Interpreters;
  • Interpreting protocols and skills, strategic mediation, techniques, modes of interpreting, guiding the encounter;
  • Cultural Competency and communicating with respect to all cultures;
  • Real time, real world interpreter training with qualified interpreters;
  • Professional identity and Professional Practice;
  • Improving Memory Skills Self-Care and Personal Wellness;
  • Complete Practicum that allows for leadership and real-life experience;
  • Writing skills & techniques;
  • And now: Interpreting via telecommunication platforms.

For any questions, please contact Randi at matzenbacher@healtheducenter.org

Payment plan available: $250 deposit plus 2 payments of $133.33, paid weekly. Final payment of $133.34.

Core Competencies for Community Health Workers Training Spring 2023

$2,350

with Milli Seguinot

Calendar Feb 22, 2023 at 10 am

WELCOME!

At Health Education Center (HEC), our course is in alignment with Connecticut's Office of Health Strategy's Community Health Worker Advisory Board and follows the standards toward state certification for our graduates.

This course is an online-interactive training on Mondays and Wednesdays, 10AM-2PM; February 22 - May 10, 2023. 

We are officially an approved training vendor through the Connecticut State Department of Public Health. This means that any student who completes our program is eligible for pathway one for Community Health Worker Certification. Our course, along with 1000 hours of outside CHW experience, can be used to apply for state certificaiton. 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Our Core Competencies for Community Health Workers Training is a 90-hour curriculum with a required 50-hour practicum. Training methods combine presentations, short readings, videos, role plays, group discussions, specific health topics and other activities. Readings are from the textbook, Foundations for Community Health Workers, Second Edition.  Practicum discussion will take place during class and students will build a community resources binder and resume by the last day of the training. 

CHW Definition: According to the Community Health Workers Association of Connecticut, a Community Health Worker is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member and has a close understanding of, and ability to communicate with the community served. 

This trusting relationship enables the CHW to serve as a liaison-link-intermediary among the community, health and social services to facilitate access to resources and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.  A CHW also builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy. 

Core Competencies: Our Community Health Worker Core Competencies Training aligns with the core competencies defined by Connecticut State Innovation Model (SIM) CHW Advisory Committee. These include:

#1: Outreach Skills 

#2: Individual and Community Assessment Skills 

#3: Communication Skills 

#4: Interpersonal and Relationship Building Skills 

#5: Education and Facilitation Skills 

#6: Service Coordination and Navigation Skills 

#7: Capacity Building Skills 

#8: Advocacy Skills 

#9: Evaluation and Research Skills 

#10: Professional Skills and Conduct 

Our Knowledge Base of Health Topics: Finally, our health topic modules are interspersed throughout the curriculum and include the following:

  • Physical activity and nutrition;
  • Diabetes and diabetes complications;
  • Use of Diabetes Cost Tool to manage the costs of diabetes self-management;
  • Hypertension;
  • Smoking and your health;
  • Mental/behavioral health issues and their connection to physical health;
  • Social determinants of health (SDoH) and related disparities and;
  • The principles of health equity COVID-19 and telehealth.

If you have any questions about the training, contact Randi at matzenbacher@healtheducenter.org.

Payment plan available: $500 deposit plus 2 payments of $616.66, paid weekly. Final payment of $616.68.

Women's Sexual Health

$50

with Alyssa McClain

Calendar Mar 17, 2023 at 10 am

 Women face diverse and unique health concerns across their lifespan which impact their overall health and wellness including gender specific barriers in access to healthcare. Participants will learn how some of these health conditions impact the lives of women each year and positive interventions to support women through these challenges.

 

This course is a Community Health Worker Professional Development course! CHWs need 30 hours of PDs every 3 years. Don't forget to get your PD hours!   

Medical and Community Interpreter Training Spring 2023

$950

with Jose Camache

Calendar Mar 20, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 10 weeks

WELCOME!

Health Education Center’s Medical & Community Interpreter Training is International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) approved.

Our full 60-hour course will be online-interactive on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Monday, March 20 through Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 5pm-8pm followed by a required clinical. 

 

Course Description: 

Our Medical & Community Interpreter Training establishes the foundation for all healthcare interpreters by providing specialized training in healthcare, education, and community service interpretation.

In addition to expertise in the code of ethics and the modes and techniques of community interpreting, an interpreter must understand cultural systematics that make communication skills pertinent in healthier & safer lifestyles. Specifically, for those of you in the healthcare system, we teach you to master the most common medical concepts, procedures and terminology.

The course entails 60-hours of highly interactive practice sessions and role-plays. Each course accommodates up to 15 participants and on average requires 8 hours of homework. 

Some of the core components include:

  • The profession of a Community and Medical Interpreting;
  • Identifying the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice;
  • Legal Foundations of Medical and Community Interpreters;
  • Interpreting protocols and skills, strategic mediation, techniques, modes of interpreting, guiding the encounter;
  • Medical Terminology for Interpreters and Anatomy & Physiology for Interpreters;
  • Cultural Competency and communicating with respect to all cultures;
  • Structure and principles of U.S. healthcare;
  • Real time, real world interpreter training with qualified interpreters;
  • Professional identity and Professional Practice;
  • Improving Memory Skills Self-Care and Personal Wellness;
  • Complete Practicum that allows for leadership and real-life experience;
  • Writing skills & techniques;
  • And now: Interpreting via telecommunication platforms.

For any questions, please contact Randi at matzenbacher@healtheducenter.org

Payment plan available: $250 deposit plus 7 payments of $100.00, paid weekly.

Adverse Childhood Experiences & Trauma Informed Care

$50

with Margaret Twum

Calendar May 19, 2023 at 10 am

This workshop aims to create awareness and engage community involvement around preventing and healing trauma among vulnerable communities throughout Connecticut, on the impact of trauma, including Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on longer term health outcomes and wellbeing.

In this workshop Community Health Workers will learn:

  • What is ACEs
  • The types of ACEs prevalence in Connecticut
  • The negative health outcomes of ACEs
  • Learn some protective factors of ACEs

 

This course is a Community Health Worker Professional Development course! CHWs need 30 hours of PDs every 3 years. Don't forget to get your PD hours! 

Gender & Orientation

$50

with Alyssa McClain

Calendar Jun 16, 2023 at 10 am

 This class will dive into unpacking gender identity and sexual orientation to help CHW's better serve people from various backgrounds. An analysis of our culture's current position on gender identity and sexual orientation will be done. Participants will be exposed to a diverse range of sexual orientations, gender identities, sexual expressions, life and love styles, and erotically marginalized populations. Participants will also gain a greater perspective of healthcare issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity. 

This course is a Community Health Worker Professional Development course! CHWs need 30 hours of PDs every 3 years. Don't forget to get your PD hours! 

Core Competencies for Community Health Workers Training Summer 2023

$2,350

with Rashawn Hughes

Calendar Jul 3, 2023 at 10 am

WELCOME!

At Health Education Center (HEC), our course is in alignment with Connecticut's Office of Health Strategy's Community Health Worker Advisory Board and follows the standards toward state certification for our graduates.

This course is an online-interactive training on Mondays and Wednesdays, 10AM-2PM; July 3 - September 20, 2023. 

We are officially an approved training vendor through the Connecticut State Department of Public Health. This means that any student who completes our program is eligible for pathway one for Community Health Worker Certification. Our course, along with 1000 hours of outside CHW experience, can be used to apply for state certificaiton. 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Our Core Competencies for Community Health Workers Training is a 90-hour curriculum with a required 50-hour practicum. Training methods combine presentations, short readings, videos, role plays, group discussions, specific health topics and other activities. Readings are from the textbook, Foundations for Community Health Workers, Second Edition.  Practicum discussion will take place during class and students will build a community resources binder and resume by the last day of the training. 

CHW Definition: According to the Community Health Workers Association of Connecticut, a Community Health Worker is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member and has a close understanding of, and ability to communicate with the community served. 

This trusting relationship enables the CHW to serve as a liaison-link-intermediary among the community, health and social services to facilitate access to resources and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.  A CHW also builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy. 

Core Competencies: Our Community Health Worker Core Competencies Training aligns with the core competencies defined by Connecticut State Innovation Model (SIM) CHW Advisory Committee. These include:

#1: Outreach Skills 

#2: Individual and Community Assessment Skills 

#3: Communication Skills 

#4: Interpersonal and Relationship Building Skills 

#5: Education and Facilitation Skills 

#6: Service Coordination and Navigation Skills 

#7: Capacity Building Skills 

#8: Advocacy Skills 

#9: Evaluation and Research Skills 

#10: Professional Skills and Conduct 

Our Knowledge Base of Health Topics: Finally, our health topic modules are interspersed throughout the curriculum and include the following:

  • Physical activity and nutrition;
  • Diabetes and diabetes complications;
  • Use of Diabetes Cost Tool to manage the costs of diabetes self-management;
  • Hypertension;
  • Smoking and your health;
  • Mental/behavioral health issues and their connection to physical health;
  • Social determinants of health (SDoH) and related disparities and;
  • The principles of health equity COVID-19 and telehealth.

If you have any questions about the training, contact Randi at matzenbacher@healtheducenter.org.

Payment plan available: $500 deposit plus 21 payments of $84.09, paid weekly. Final payment of $84.11.




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