Working with Community Members to Manage Hypertension
Community Health Workers (CHWs) receive training on all aspects of hypertension, including review of cardiovascular anatomy, hypertension basics, how hypertension affects the body, conditions related to hypertension, and behavior changes needed to lower blood pressure. Training sessions with local health experts provide insight into real-world scenarios and cases, as well as CPR training and guidance on local health resources. Topics covered include health behavior theory basics, motivational interviewing, nephrology, tobacco cessation, stress-reduction techniques and community outreach techniques.
The intended audience is CHWs with or without previous training in public health of clinical work.
35 hours; including several two-hour workbook sessions, guest presentations, field trips, and instruction from a CPR trainer.